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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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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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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2017
Being a social justice leader makes significant demands on the individual headteacher/principal particularly where there may be conflict, competing demands and significant resistance both within the school and the wider community. There is a question then about what motivates some headteachers to commit to pursuing social justice and equity in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Styles
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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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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