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Von Bergen, C. W.; Bressler, Martin S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Recent discussions of leadership paradoxes have suggested that managers who can hold seemingly opposed, yet interrelated perspectives, are more adaptive and effective. One such paradox that has received relatively little attention is the "Stockdale Paradox," named after Admiral James Stockdale, an American naval officer who was held…
Descriptors: Leadership, Logical Thinking, Positive Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology)
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Frischmann, Julie A.; Moor, Kelly S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Idaho State University's Bengal Bridge is a summer program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to their first year of college at Idaho State University. All Bridge students at ISU take two general education courses, plus an additional credit of supplemental instruction focused on academic strategies specific to the…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, School Holding Power, College Bound Students, Summer Programs
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Parsells, Rich – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Change is a commonplace occurrence in today's organizations. A number of scholars suggest that communication strategies during organizational change are an important element to the success of a change initiative, yet such strategies are not given primacy in the research literature. The purpose of this paper is to add to the discourse on…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Organizational Change, Communication Strategies, Change Strategies
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Duncan, Phyllis; Green, Mark; Gergen, Esther; Ecung, Wenonah – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
One of the newest theories to gain widespread interest is authentic leadership. Part of the rationale for developing a model and subsequent instrument to measure authentic leadership was a concern that the more popular theory, the full range model of leadership and its instrument, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass & Avolio,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Learning Theories
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Page, Robert A.; Andoh, Samuel K.; Smith, Robert A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Professors bemoan the great difficulty students have understanding the complexity of their disciplines or functional specializations. Many non-traditional students have work and family commitments that limit the time needed to reflect professionally and to master these concepts. This disconnect has persisted despite decades of work developing more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Classical Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Such, Brenda L. R.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Thompson, George S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
In the past 20 years, institutions of higher education have made major investments in Learning Management Systems (LMSs). As institutions have integrated the LMS into campus culture, the potential of migrating to not only an upgraded version of the LMS, but also an entirely different LMS, has become a reality. This qualitative research study…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Albritton, Shelly; Huffman, Stephanie; McClellan, Rhonda – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This multisite case study explores how rural principals in high poverty schools in a Southern state that had identified themselves as social justice leaders perceived student diversity, specifically LGBTQ students, and how they sustained a socially-just school climate for all students. Using a qualitative approach lent itself to understanding the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High Schools, Principals, Social Justice
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Carroll, Doris – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Faculty Women of Color should be able to thrive and grow at our best research and teaching institutions. Assuring their academic and professional success requires that an institution's academic culture shift from a White, male-dominated, meritocratic environment to a global enrichment campus, one that values the richness and diversity of talent…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Whites
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Edwards, Jared F. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Interest in institutional racism, White privilege, and microaggressions appears to be growing. We are living in times when the impact of race and racism are debated--when even the existence of racism is debated along with the appropriateness of examining the worst parts of U.S. history. This special-issue invited article includes a brief…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Aggression, Whites
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This qualitative case study used General Systems Theory and social network analysis to explore the relationships between the members of a district central office and principals of elementary schools within an urban school district in the Midwest. Findings revealed sparse relationships between members of the district central office and principals,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Sturgis, Kimberlin; Shiflett, Brittanee; Tanner, Tyrone – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the educational background of leaders in small, high poverty, high minority schools in an effort to determine if the leader's concentration area and background were related to the academic success of the students. Through a causal comparative design, a modified version of the Interstate School Leaders…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals
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Hall, Reginal R. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore factors that may contribute to the persistence and graduation rates of African American and Hispanic undergraduate males enrolled at regional fouryear public universities in Texas. African American and Hispanic males have lower graduation rates in both secondary and post-secondary education than their White…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Males, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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McGowan, Veronica F. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
In order to explore themes of privilege in regard to policy availability, language accessibility, and underlying bias, policies related to two topics of interest to higher education campus visitors, campus firearm carry policy and smoking policy, are explored to determine how Web-based information is presented to various audiences. Implications of…
Descriptors: School Policy, Smoking, Weapons, Colleges
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Aulgur, Jeffrey J. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Organizational effectiveness is a term without a single definition about the nonprofit community; it is difficult to define, much less measure, due to the wide disparity in that community. Inconsistency in the sector leads to an array of hypotheses in the literature addressing organizational effectiveness. Through a comprehensive examination of a…
Descriptors: Governance, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Effectiveness, Case Studies
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Ellis, Vickie Shamp; Barbe, Kaylene; Fullbright, Kalyn G. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
University professional development funds, generally present for faculty, and often available for graduate students through grants or stipends, are seldom available to undergraduates. In this study, we assessed Giddens and Pierson's (1998) structuration theory in terms of how a professional development fund for undergraduates can impact the lives…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Professional Development, Action Research, Private Financial Support
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