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Furman, Gail – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to propose a conceptual framework for social justice leadership as praxis and to explore the implications of this framework for leadership preparation programs. Conceptual Argument: The conceptual framework for social justice leadership is grounded in a review of literature and organized around three central…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Praxis, Leadership Training
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Poekert, Philip E. – Professional Development in Education, 2012
Teacher leadership has gained attention in recent years as a plausible means by which educational reform and instructional improvement can be accomplished through ongoing, site-based professional development for teachers. This article reviews and draws conclusions across the research literature on professional development and teacher leadership to…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership
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Cawthorne, Jon E. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2010
Shared leadership theory recognizes leader influence throughout the organization, not just from the top down. This study explores how middle managers from 22 academic libraries in the Pacific West perceive their own agreement, participation and recognition of shared leadership. This survey and framework is the first to examine the extent shared…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Library Administration
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Katz-Buonincontro, Jennifer – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
Aesthetic knowing may be valuable to educational leadership practice because it links feeling and intuition to procedural information to inform decision-making. Within the large and diverse field of aesthetics, some models apply aesthetic knowing to leadership practice. Scholarly interest in this area emerged in the late 1980's, and various…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Instructional Leadership, Intuition, Decision Making
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Whitehead, Gordon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
This article reviews the literature on adolescent leadership development and connects the concept of leadership authenticity as a way to influence anti-social adolescent behavior for pro-social outcomes. Because adolescent leaders develop from both pro-social and anti-social constructs, educators must recognize the unique power of both leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Literature Reviews, Adolescent Development, Social Behavior
Greiman, Bradley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Leadership development is viewed as a foundational component of agricultural education and has been associated with the field since the early 20th century. An emerging research topic is leadership style and inquiry that is focused on transformational leadership. In an effort to contribute to the field's knowledge base in leadership development and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Transformational Leadership, Literature Reviews, Synthesis
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Hallinger, Philip – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to present a research-based model of leadership for learning. It argues that the field has made substantial progress over the past 40 years in identifying ways in which leadership contributes to learning and school improvement. Four specific dimensions of leading for learning are presented: values and beliefs, leadership…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Learning, Educational Improvement
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Stack, Michelle; Mazawi, Andre Elias – Management in Education, 2009
In 2005, the School Leadership Society, later renamed the British Columbia Educational Leadership Council (BCELC), was launched with the assistance of the British Columbia Ministry of Education to transform the goals and objectives of educational leadership and management in the Province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. In this paper the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrative Principles
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Brinia, Vassiliki – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper can be summarized in the following research questions: How do male school leaders perceive the role of an educational leader and educational leadership in general? What are some of the male school leaders' leadership styles and features? What distinctive factors influence and hinder the leadership process for men…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Interviews
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Muijs, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: This paper is intended to give an overview of research on the impact of leadership on student outcomes, the main leadership activities related to these outcomes, and strengths and weaknesses in the research base. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is a literature review of key papers addressing the relationship between leadership and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training
Farmer, Tod Allen – Online Submission, 2010
As political accountability and economic reality increasingly influence higher education, many leadership preparation programs are seeking cost effective instructional delivery systems that yield highly effective results. Simultaneously, large numbers of graduate students are seeking quality leadership preparation programs that provide both…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Delivery Systems, Administrator Education, Online Courses
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Townsend, Tony; Acker-Hocevar, Michele; Ballenger, Julia; Place, A. William – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2013
This article documents perceptions of superintendents and principals when working under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2004-06. It uses data collected through the Voices 3 Project to consider three factors associated with instructional leadership as applied under NCLB, defining the school's mission, managing the instructional program, and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation
Murphy, Joseph; Elliott, Stephen N.; Goldring, Ellen; Porter, Andrew C. – Learning Sciences Institute, Vanderbilt University (NJ1), 2006
The purpose of this analysis is to describe the research base that undergirds the emerging concept of learning-centered leadership. We begin with our definition of leadership. Leadership is "the process of influencing others to achieve mutually agreed upon purposes for the organization" (Patterson, 1993, p. 3). Next, we make a number of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Models, Leadership Qualities
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Sun, Jingping – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2012
Background: Using meta-analytic review techniques, this study synthesized the results of 79 unpublished studies about the nature of transformational school leadership (TSL) and its impact on the school organization, teachers, and students. This corpus of research associates TSL with 11 specific leadership practices. These practices, as a whole,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Meta Analysis
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Educational Considerations, 2012
In recent years, doctoral programs in education leadership have been subject to notable criticism and proposals for reform. Starting with a synthesis of this criticism, this article focuses on the two primary constituencies--university faculty members who teach in such programs, and school superintendents, who are the leading practitioners such…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Criticism, Principals, Superintendents
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