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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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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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Oplatka, Izhar; Arar, Khalid – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2016
In this article, the authors argue for the foundation of the field of educational administration that is specifically oriented towards the Turkish (and oriental) educational contexts, and is critical about the adoption of 'alien,' imported theories and concepts 'blindly.' Underpinned by literatures from sociology of knowledge, educational research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Developing Nations