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Khachatryan, Edit – NASSP Bulletin, 2015
Teachers crave yet rarely receive qualitative performance feedback. Though student feedback has been studied, we know little about what kinds of feedback are useful to teachers for improving practice. This study begins to address the need in research on the nature of feedback teachers receive from classroom observations as well as on how teachers…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Observation, Teaching Methods, Administrator Attitudes
O'Reilly, Frances L.; Matt, John; McCaw, William P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
The Supervisor's Interactive Model of Organizational Relationships (SIMOR) integrates two models addressed in the leadership literature and then highlights the importance of relationships. The Supervisor's Interactive Model of Organizational Relationships combines the modified Hersey and Blanchard model of situational leadership, the…
Descriptors: Supervisory Methods, Models, Organizational Culture, Leadership Styles
Mayger, Linda K.; Zirkel, Perry A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
This article provides a tabular analysis of court rulings where public school principals challenged the adverse employment actions of involuntary transfer, suspension, demotion, nonrenewal, constructive termination, and termination during the period 1998-2012. The primary findings were that (a) the judicial outcomes were markedly in favor of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Employment Practices, Court Litigation, Performance Factors
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Madsen, Jean; Mabokela, Reitumetse – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Principals who lead demographically diverse schools play an important role in changing the dynamics that often occur in these contexts. Consequently, principals must have the leadership skills to revolutionize teachers' belief systems. Their energies are consumed with reshaping teachers' instructional practices and focusing on improving…
Descriptors: Principals, Student Diversity, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Land, A'Lesia; Mixon, Jason R.; Butcher, Jennifer; Harris, Sandra – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
This qualitative, narrative study explored experiences of six successful African American male high school students. Findings suggested that barriers prior to high school were negative elements in the home and community. To be successful in high school, they overcame barriers of absent fathers, disruptive homes, negative community, and peers, and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African American Students, High School Students, Males
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Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Whitten, Leah S.; Kraska, Marie F. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
The wish to be seen as an adult has been an adolescent goal for generations. This goal is more difficult to attain in a technological society because extended education is needed for employment but the criteria for adult recognition continue to reflect conditions of the past. Results are reported for an online poll of 288 high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Exploration, Student Surveys, Career Planning
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Warne, Russell T.; Nagaishi, Chanel; Slade, Michael K.; Hermesmeyer, Paul; Peck, Elizabeth Kimberli – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
While research has shown the statistical significance of high school grade point averages (HSGPAs) in predicting future academic outcomes, the systems with which HSGPAs are calculated vary drastically across schools. Some schools employ unweighted grades that carry the same point value regardless of the course in which they are earned; other…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Weighted Scores, Low Income, College Students
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Vogel, Linda; Weiler, Spencer C. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Principal standards and license requirements in each of the 50 states are analyzed in this qualitative study in light of federal Race to the Top incentives for states to strengthen school leadership preparation and practice. Nineteen states have adopted the 2008 Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) standards verbatim and the remaining…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Principals, Administrator Education, Certification
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Public concern over the general health of children in the United States has risen during recent years due to dramatic decreases in physical activity levels and increases in obesity and other health-related issues. This article examines the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities, particularly athletic activities,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Extracurricular Activities
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Muenich, John Andrew – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
The purpose for this study was to ascertain the perceptions principals of public secondary schools in Minnesota have in relation to the evaluation of their job performance. Responding principals reported that past evaluations have been fair and consistent but have questioned their value with regard to professional growth. When asked if student…
Descriptors: Principals, Secondary Education, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Attitudes
Treviño, Anna; Hite, Julie M.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Ferrin, Scott E. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
This qualitative study examines the perspectives of high school-and college-age students who participated in an educational program designed to increase the number of Latino students entering teaching as a profession: Latino Educators of Tomorrow. Using open-ended surveys and semistructured interviews, this study identified themes regarding the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teaching (Occupation), Hispanic American Students, Career Choice
Beisser, Sally R.; Peters, Randal E.; Thacker, Valerie M. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Given the increased attention on school-based programs to decrease obesity and emphasize fitness among children, there is an alarming lack of attention on health and wellness of school administrators. This study investigated the work-life balance, health, and nutrition status of secondary administrators in one Midwest state using an online survey.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Child Health, Wellness
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Lemley, J. Brett; Schumacher, Gary; Vesey, Winona – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
The purpose of a recent study was to determine what learning environments best address the needs of 21st-century students at the secondary level. This study concluded that the presence of a positive 21st-century learning environment is related to student satisfaction and student-teacher relationships. While the majority of the literature on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Needs, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph; Baughan, Cynthia – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Horrific events such as the fatal shooting of three high school students in Chardon, Ohio, in the winter of 2012 places tremendous pressure on state and local agencies to ensure that schools provide a safe and conducive learning environment for all students. To help curb school violence, schools have adopted zero-tolerance policies, which often…
Descriptors: Weapons, Zero Tolerance Policy, Violence, School Safety
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Cox, Dan; McLeod, Scott – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe, analyze, and interpret the experiences of school principals who use multiple social media tools with stakeholders as part of their comprehensive communications practices. Additionally, it examined why school principals have chosen to communicate with their stakeholders through social media.…
Descriptors: Principals, Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication, Stakeholders
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