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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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Arar, Khalid; Arar, Osama – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper addresses perceptions and implications of teacher evaluation by Arab school principals in an era of accountability. Analysis of semi-structured interviews with 26 Arab principals showed that teacher evaluation as a strategy keeps the school accountable in an era of reform. Additionally, most principals recognize the tool's possible uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Teacher Evaluation, Principals
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Cardno, Carol; Robson, Joanne – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper reports on a study that investigated the appraisal of middle leaders in three New Zealand secondary schools in order to determine what constituted effective performance appraisal and how this practice could be improved from the perspective of this middle tier of leadership. Overall, appraisal was variably practised and seen as a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Middle Management, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Zepeda, Sally J. – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
This qualitative study examined the perspectives of principals related to professional development for teachers on formal plans of remediation for underperformance in the classroom. The principles associated with job-embedded professional development as well as cognitive dissonance provided a basis for analyzing data collected throughout the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Underachievement