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Huguet, Alice; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The use of data for instructional improvement is prevalent in today's educational landscape, yet policies calling for data use may result in significant variation at the school level. The purpose of this paper is to focus on tools and routines as mechanisms of principal influence on data-use professional learning communities (PLCs).…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Communities of Practice
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Harris, Alma – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline how collective capacity building is supporting system-wide reform in one country. It seeks to outline the way in which professional learning communities within, between and across schools are creating an infrastructure for improving professional practice and raising standards.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Professional Development
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Hollingworth, Liz – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The focus of this research is to understand the role of the district superintendent, the building principal, and the school leadership team of classroom teachers as catalysts for innovation in instruction and classroom assessment. School characteristics and structures designed to specifically support professional learning communities are…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals)
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Sackney, Larry; Walker, Keith – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper sets out to posit that the new economy places a new set of demands on schools and those who lead. Mindfulness, intentional engagement of people and adaptive confidence are needed developmental features of beginning principal success. The paper examines how beginning principals in Canada respond to the capacity-building work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Beginning Principals, Learning Activities
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Hayes, Debra; Christie, Pam; Mills, Martin; Lingard, Bob – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper draws on a three-year study of 24 schools involving classroom observations and interviews with teachers and principals. Through an examination of three cases, sets of leadership practices that focus on the learning of both students and teachers are described. This set of practices is called productive leadership and how these practices…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Interviews, Leadership
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Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
Architecture deals with the creation and definition of space expressed in buildings and other physical structures. Pre-service preparation programs and on-going professional development for school leaders similarly are built structures designed to help aspiring and practicing administrators acquire critical knowledge, dispositions, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Architecture, National Standards, Educational Administration