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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnología [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs
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Parson, Laura; Hunter, Cheryl A.; Kallio, Brenda – Planning and Changing, 2016
Using qualitative survey data and focus groups, this statewide study explored the experiences of the North Dakota rural principal. The intent of this study was to develop an understanding of the rural principalship in a state with a predominantly rural population and informed by personal experiences of principals. Using qualitative thematic…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Qualitative Research, Administrator Surveys, Focus Groups
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Jones, Christopher M.; Thessin, Rebecca A. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This literature review examines the existing literature on the role of the principal in the change process to create a context for change to both develop professional learning communities (PLCs) and sustain a context of continuous improvement over time. The Brown and Anfara (2003) framework was used as a theoretical lens to analyze the literature…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Administrator Role, Principals
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Khalifa, Muhammad A.; Bashir-Ali, Khadar; Abdi, Nimo; Witherspoon Arnold, Noelle – Planning and Changing, 2014
This article examines school leadership behaviors and understandings of Somaliland school principals. By using postcolonial theory and critical phenomenology, we explore culturally responsive leadership in Northern Somalia; we expound on the unique ways that school leaders enact school leadership, and interact with the students, families, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Abaya, Joel; Normore, Anthony H. – Planning and Changing, 2014
This article is based on a qualitative case study carried out along the Nyanza-Rift Valley Provinces border in Southwestern Kenya. The purpose of this paper is to examine the context in which school leader's work and operate in southwestern Kenya. We further postulate how best the influence of these contexts can be minimized through the formation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Secondary Schools
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Derrington, Mary Lynne – Planning and Changing, 2014
This multi-site qualitative study examined the perspectives of K-12 superintendents and principals in four districts of a Southeastern state during the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system required by the Race to the Top federal grant. Specifically, these educators' viewpoints regarding this two-year implementation's impact are…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership
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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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Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This paper presents an array of structural configurations that invite new consideration of the necessary conditions for developing systemic school reform; first by reviewing the current literature, and then by examining thirty-six existing partnerships as structural configurations, an exploratory typology for the analysis of successful…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Systems Approach, College School Cooperation, Models
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article presents findings from multiple years of evaluation of STEM-focused school-university partnerships. In addition to developing the three empirically grounded models of structural partnership configurations for project effectiveness, the CSEP team used these models to examine partnership projects for their characteristic collaborative…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Models
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Norton, M. Scott – Planning and Changing, 2011
Standardized academic testing, under-performing schools, demands for high standards in America's schools and current levels of student dropouts have resulted in renewed calls for "getting tough on student retention." The push for student retention is demanded by school boards and others in spite of the overwhelming research evidence that…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Politics of Education, Boards of Education, Grade Repetition
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Pepper, Kaye – Planning and Changing, 2010
The focus of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on accountability created a high stakes educational environment. Although accountability is an important goal, guidance on how schools go about building the capacity to effectively accomplish the goals set in NCLB was not part of the legislation. This article supports the premise that a skillful balance of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Nixon, Andy; Dam, Margaret; Packard, Abbot – Planning and Changing, 2010
School principals sift through a milieu of data, perceptions, and circumstances to determine which teachers are worthy of contract renewal. This paper provides a review of the research on the role that teacher dispositions play in principals' decision-making regarding contract renewals, as well as a theoretical perspective on the implications for…
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Wright, Howell, Jr.; Harris, Sandra – Planning and Changing, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative, narrative study was to investigate the role of the superintendent in leading the district to be more culturally proficient, resulting in the narrowing of the achievement gap in culturally diverse small districts. Eight superintendents of small school districts were purposefully selected based on their district size…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Small Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts
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Kose, Brad W. – Planning and Changing, 2008
Scholars and researchers demonstrate that principals substantially influence the quality of professional learning and offer various perspectives on the principal's role in professional development (Bredeson, 2003; Bredeson & Johansson, 2000; Kose, in press; Lindstrom & Speck, 2004; Tallerico, 2005; Youngs & King, 2002). However, how…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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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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