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Gurley, D. Keith; Anast-May, Linda; O'Neal, Marcia; Lee, H. T.; Shores, Melanie – Planning and Changing, 2015
Focus on the development of instructional leadership skills for school principals in the U.S. continues to be at the forefront of educational research and reform in response to the increased call for accountability. In this article we review relevant literature regarding instructional leadership from a historical perspective, then present a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education, Assistant Principals
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Kearney, W. Sean; Kelsey, Cheryl; Sinkfield, Carolin – Planning and Changing, 2014
This study measures the impact of targeted interventions on the emotional intelligence of aspiring principals. The interventions utilized were designed by Nelson and Low (2011) to increase emotionally intelligent leadership skills in the following six areas: social awareness/active listening; anxiety management; decision making; appropriate use of…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Characteristics, Principals
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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Planning and Changing, 2014
Faced with scarce resources and high expectations, school principals must increasingly rely upon the power of persuasion to promote ongoing school improvement. We maintain that the development of a vibrant and tangible leadership brand constructed upon a principal's core values and noble character can motivate stakeholders and stimulate school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Improvement
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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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Taylor, Rosemarye T.; La Cava, Gonzalo S. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Urban school leaders have challenges in continually improving student achievement and making change as quickly as needed. To address this problem 37 non-Title I principals completed an on-line survey, Principal's Actions Survey (PAS), based on the seven responsibilities for second order change identified by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty (2005).…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Surveys, Electronic Publishing
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Greenlee, Bobbie J. – Planning and Changing, 2010
This study examines the demographics of SACs and the schools they serve, and proposes that demographic similarity with the school principal influences the SAC membership. The findings draw attention to the likelihood that appointment to SAC chair may be contingent on an individual's demographic similarity with the school principal. Principals also…
Descriptors: Demography, Principals, Group Dynamics, School Councils
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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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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