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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2019
This study examines principals' understanding and implementation of social justice (SJ) in the Arab education system in Israel. Qualitative research employed observations and fourteen semi-structured interviews with school principals to clarify their perceptions of SJ at school, activities to promote SJ, and leadership characteristics advancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Arabs, Leadership
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Planning and Changing, 2017
While learning from problematic events has become a major analytical lens for staff's collaborative learning at schools, successful practices have rarely been used for this purpose. The present qualitative study explored the perceptions of aspiring principals regarding the integration of learning from problems (LFP) and learning from successes…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Practices
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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2016
The study traced the assimilation of new administrative software in an Arab school, assisted by collaboration between the school and an Arab academic teacher-training college in Israel. The research used a mixed-method paradigm. A questionnaire consisting of 81 items was administered to 55 of the school's teachers in two stages to elicit their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, High Schools, Technology Integration
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Lebental, Dana M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This quantitative investigation focuses on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Principals, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Hameiri, Lior; Nir, Adam; Inbar, Dan E. – Planning and Changing, 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess to what extent public school principals experience role uncertainty and risk on the job and to examine the joint effect of school principals' leadership style and use of power bases on school outcomes, under perceived role uncertainty and role risk. Questionnaires were administrated to 191 school principals…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Roth, Guy; Bibi, Uri – Planning and Changing, 2009
Bullying in school is a social problem where peers repeatedly and systematically use power to dominate and harm others physically, socially, or emotionally (Frey et al., 2005; Olweus, 1993). A growing body of research has demonstrated that bullying leads to problematic outcomes for both bullies and their victims (Carney, 2000; Olweus, 1994).…
Descriptors: Bullying, Values, Prosocial Behavior, Prevention
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Oplatka, Izhar; Hefer-Antebi, Elioz – Planning and Changing, 2008
The leadership and career experiences of the principal in other eras are relatively missing from both the writings about school administration nowadays and the social history of schools. Exploring past forms of leadership might shed light on enduring aspects of leadership and its contextual-historical influences as well as on the development of…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Moral Values, Leadership Styles
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2007
The literature on educational marketing to date has been concerned with the ways by which schools market and promote themselves in the community, their strategies to maintain and enhance their image, and the factors affecting parents and children and the processes they undergo when choosing their junior high and high school. Yet, there remains a…
Descriptors: Principals, Role, Student Recruitment, Public Relations
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Tubin, Dorit; Klein, Sarit – Planning and Changing, 2007
Over the past few years, as part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) reform on the one hand, and the increased demands for school accountability on the other, more and more schools have launched a school website aimed at enhancing educational activities, supporting student-teacher communication, contributing to school marketing…
Descriptors: School Organization, Web Sites, Internet, Content Analysis
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Nir, Adam E.; Kranot, Nati – Planning and Changing, 2006
The current study emphasizes the significance of the positive job experiences that promote individuals' satisfaction on the job and the potential contribution of the transformational leadership style for the shaping of these experiences. Questionnaires were administered to elementary school teachers in five of the six districts comprising the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Teachers, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kersten, Thomas A.; Israel, Marla S. – Planning and Changing, 2005
In the twenty-first century, school improvement is the focal point for educational leadership, in which the school building administrator is recognized as the catalyst for this necessary improvement. Within the area of teacher evaluation, the evaluation tools, along with the amount of time, format, and feedback, have changed dramatically from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Educational History
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2004
Oplatka demonstrates the process of self-renewal that was experienced by Israeli mid-career teachers subsequent to the arrival of a new woman principal and discusses contextual and biographical determinants of the process. He says that most teachers felt stagnated and even frustrated during the middle of their career cycle. He also stresses that…
Descriptors: Principals, Females, Women Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Nir, Adam – Planning and Changing, 2002
Examines the relationship between teacher commitment to school and students and organizational health, using survey data from 54 elementary schools in Israel. Finds, for example, that the principal's administrative behavior is the most significant predictor of teacher commitment. (Contains 50 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2001
Uses life-story method to examine types of difficulties 25 female elementary principals in Israel encountered in the early years as principals. Reports two kinds of difficulties: reluctance to give orders and "normal" beginning-principal difficulties. (Contains 24 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Induction
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Nir, Adam E. – Planning and Changing, 2000
Explores the perceived complexity and urgency defined by school principals for planning processes and plans for policy issues that form the Israeli educational agenda. Advances proposition that the higher the urgency attributed to a specific issue, the lower the probability that educators will adequately address its complexity and create plans…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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