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Yavuz, Olcay; Gülmez, Gülçin – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In an effort to develop and support high quality urban school leaders, this study examined what factors affect pre-service urban school leaders' perception of preparedness for performing instructional leadership activities. The findings revealed that participating in a leadership training program is the only significant factor that predicts urban…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Leaders, Urban Schools
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Zhang, Yuanyuan; Goddard, J. Tim; Jakubiec, Brittany A. E. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This paper reports on the development of the revised Social Justice Questionnaire (SJQ2), an instrument which permits the quantitative examination of socially just school leadership. The SJQ2 is based on data drawn from an exploratory province-wide study to determine to what extent, and how, school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Questionnaires
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Tamir, Emanuel; Grabarski, Mirit K. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
This qualitative study identified and analyzed the occurrences of the Garbage-Can decision making model in public schools. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 34 teachers from elementary and middle schools in Israel. Data analysis showed three major decision areas in which the Garbage-Can model was employed, and the conditions…
Descriptors: School Administration, Public Schools, Decision Making, Models
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Delgado, Manuel Lopez; Loya, Argelia Estrada – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore the leadership identity development and preparedness for the role of new appointed school heads to Mexican primary schools that serve indigenous students. The research was framed as a qualitative study and used semi-structured interviews as the method for data collection with twelve appointed school…
Descriptors: American Indians, Profiles, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Blanchard, Margaret R.; Gutierrez, Kristie S.; Allred, Chris M.; Tolin, A. Dell – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Reform efforts in schools have become increasingly focused on the nature and direction of teamwork in efforts to achieve sustained and systemic districtwide capacity for innovation and needed change. The six-year study reported in this article involved development, implementation, and assessment of a unique collaborative process for districtwide…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Change, Leadership, Sustainability
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Potterton, Amanda U. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the United States, long-standing school choice policies and practices in Arizona have developed into a market-based system of schooling for many residents in the state, especially in the larger cities. In this study, I analyze qualitative data gathered from school leaders and parents in one Arizona district public school who discussed marketing…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leaders, Educational Change, School Districts
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Sherif, Victoria – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2018
Although considerable research has explored what it means to be a leader from an adult perspective, little has been conducted from the student perspective as an integral component of leadership education, decision making, or educational change. Findings from a longitudinal qualitative case study presented in this article reveal how youth perceive…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Student Leadership, Student Attitudes, Student Empowerment
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
It is believed that the effectiveness and efficiency of school administration can be enhanced in a privatized system of education. However, such belief is narrowly based on studies on school choice and such impact on the quality of teaching and learning. The issue of staff management in understanding school administration is essentially…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Foreign Countries, Efficiency, School Administration
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Wenwen, Zhang – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Excellence and equality is an essential goal of compulsory education in China. This goal, however, is difficult to achieve in practice because of the difficulties in balancing between excellence and equality and in sustaining equality as a result of resource redistribution. This article uses the data of the nationally representative China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Chow, Joseph – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Student surveys have been commonly used by university administrators for assessment of student learning outcomes in higher education. The information collected from such stakeholders' surveys has only been to use as supporting documents for the effectiveness of university education. More recently, there have been calls for utilizing student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Ogden, Stephanie B. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This descriptive case study examined how a principal in an urban elementary school in the southern United States became a leader working for social justice in education. The principal cited her parents' values as contributing to her own seemingly countercultural beliefs and behaviors relating to racial and ethnic diversity, and described schools…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Urban Schools
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Angelle, Pamela S. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This qualitative study was undertaken as part of the ISLDN global study of social justice leaders, focused on the leadership stories of the respondent. This study is framed in authentic leadership and examined the leader's self-awareness, authentic behaviors, and relationships, which both communicated and solidified the authenticity of the leader.…
Descriptors: Leaders, Principals, Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Flood, Lee D. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine the experiences and influences that aided, prompted, and informed a principal in the south-western United States to act as a social justice leader with a keen focus on creating equitable conditions and outcomes for marginalized students within his school (Bruner, 2008). By employing a fictionalized narrative…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Equal Education
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Slater, Charles L.; Gorosave, Gema Lopez; Silva, Patricia; Torres, Nancy; Romero, Adriana; Antúnez, Serafín – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
This study looks at three female school directors in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain who worked under challenging conditions to establish social justice. We were particularly interest in how they learned to become social justice leaders. Qualitative interviews were used to hear directly from the school directors about their experiences. Transcripts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Administrators, Social Justice
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Björk, Lars G.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
The rise of globalization compelled national governments to examine how they would adapt widespread social, economic, and political changes to advance their nation's future wellbeing. Most recognized the pivotal role of education in facilitating adaptation to changes unfolding in society and expressed concern about the quality of their education…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Politics of Education, Administrative Organization, Educational Change
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