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Sperandio, Jill – Planning and Changing, 2015
Women aspiring to be principals and superintendents in the U.S. public school system have little information concerning optimum career paths to leadership. This article considers recent research and theory regarding career planning in the context of K-12 schools, and the different approaches adopted by male and female aspirants. The choice of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Career Planning, Principals
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Feuerstein, Abe – Planning and Changing, 2009
Since the early 1980s, educational policy has increasingly been focused on improving student performance (Conley, 2003, Murphy, 1990). School governance in general, and school boards in particular, have often been viewed as either the means of implementing needed reforms or as roadblocks in their way (Boyd, 2003; Delagardelle, M.; 2008; Howell,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Ethics, Governance, Administrator Effectiveness
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Hoyle, John R.; Torres, Mario S., Jr. – Planning and Changing, 2008
In the report entitled "Educating School Leaders," Arthur Levine (2005) criticizes leadership preparation programs as "inadequate to appalling," citing, among other issues, the proliferation of off campus programming, the weakening of standards, and an unwillingness to engage in any measure of "systematic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Training, Educational Quality, Program Effectiveness
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Prestine, Nona A. – Planning and Changing, 2005
Alignment means that in order to improve student achievement and learning, school districts need to have clear standards of attainment with which their curriculum and accountability measures must align. At the state level, this notion of alignment or coherence refers to the state-developed policies that comprise its accountability system. In the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change
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Martin, James A.; Wilson, George – Planning and Changing, 1990
To determine the organizational and environmental variables that superintendents perceive as critical to an administrative restructuring process, an action research approach was used to gather data through semistructured interviews with selected Western Pennsylvania school superintendents. The most valuable skill for superintendents in effecting…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrative Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences
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Lutz, Frank W.; Garnon, Fred – Planning and Changing, 1979
Reports on a survey of Pennsylvania school districts to determine whether citizens want to be involved in educational governance, at what level of the educational structure citizens believe decision making should rest, and how citizens desire to be represented in the governing process. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Decision Making