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Mintrop, Rick; Ordenes, Miguel; Coghlan, Erin; Pryor, Laura; Madero, Cristobal – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The study examines why the logic of a performance management system, supported by the federal Teacher Incentive Fund, might be faulty. It does this by exploring the nuances of the interplay between teaching evaluations as formative and summative, the use of procedures, tools, and artifacts obligated by the local Teacher Incentive Fund…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Incentives, Formative Evaluation
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Vanblaere, Bénédicte; Devos, Geert – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Department heads play a pivotal role in the functioning of departments in secondary schools. However, quantitative research about the role of departmental leadership for the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in subject departments in secondary schools remains scarce. As PLCs are seen as promising contexts for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Regression (Statistics), Foreign Countries, Departments
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Sebastian, James; Camburn, Eric M.; Spillane, James P. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how school principals in urban settings distributed their time working on critical school functions. We also examined who principals worked with and how their time allocation patterns varied by school contextual characteristics. Research Method/Approach: The study was conducted in an urban school…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Time Management
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Jabbar, Huriya – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine school leaders' preferences and practices in an environment of widespread decentralization, privatization, and school choice. In New Orleans, such reforms have been enacted citywide since Hurricane Katrina, making it an ideal site to examine what happens when policy makers lift restrictions for…
Descriptors: School Choice, Teacher Selection, Labor Market, Administrator Attitudes
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Romero, Lisa S.; Mitchell, Douglas E. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Trust is a key component of successful schools. Although scholars widely agree that trust is multifaceted, there is less agreement about the number and nature of these factors. In the October 2016 issue of "Educational Administration Quarterly," C. M. Adams and Miskell (see EJ1112413) argued that their Teacher Trust of District…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Surveys
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Liang, Jia; Peters-Hawkins, April L. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: Little research exists that examines the leadership experiences of Asian American women in public schools. This study sought to understand the meanings Asian American women school administrators have constructed out of their professional lives given the intersection of gender, race-ethnicity, and leadership. Research Method/Approach: Data…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Asian Americans, Public Schools, Gender Issues
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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Bridges, Kimberly; Shields, Thomas J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: Layered with myriad considerations, school closure and rezoning processes in urban school systems are politically fraught with the potential for damaging consequences. This article explores the politics and impacts of a closure and rezoning process in Richmond, Virginia, through the lens of themes applicable to urban school systems and…
Descriptors: School Closing, Urban Schools, School Districts, Zoning
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Ylimaki, Rose M.; Fetman, Lisa J.; Matyjasik, Erin; Brunderman, Lynnette; Uljens, Michael – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Background: The purpose of this article is to examine the contributions, gaps, and normativity problems in mainstream sociocultural theories, curriculum theory, and educational leadership studies, considering reflective education theories that provide a less normative alternative. Framework: Our framework introduces reflective education for social…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Change, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research
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Green, Terrance L. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: To equitably transform urban schools of color and the neighborhoods where they are nested requires approaches that promote community equity and foster solidarity among a range of stakeholders. However, most school-community approaches solely focus on improving school-based outcomes and leave educational leaders with little guidance for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Audits (Verification), Urban Schools, Educational Change
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Crawford, Emily R. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) takes place in a community near school property, maintaining a school environment conducive to learning can be difficult. This article examines (a) how a school leader and personnel perceived the impact that ICE activity in their community had on students and families and (b) whether school…
Descriptors: Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants, Educational Environment, Law Enforcement
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Cannata, Marisa; Rubin, Mollie; Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Drake, Timothy A.; Schuermann, Patrick – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: New teacher effectiveness measures have the potential to influence how principals hire teachers as they provide new and richer information about candidates to a traditionally information-poor process. This article examines how the hiring process is changing as a result of teacher evaluation reforms. Research Methods: Data come from…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Selection, Principals, Data Analysis
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Ho, Jeanne; Ng, David – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: This article proposes the utility of using activity theory as an analytical lens to examine the theoretical construct of distributed leadership, specifically to illuminate tensions encountered by leaders and how they resolved these tensions. Research Method: The study adopted the naturalistic inquiry approach of a case study of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Inquiry
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Hallinger, Philip; Bridges, Edwin M. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Problem: Problem-based learning (PBL) was introduced into the parlance of educational leadership and management almost 30 years ago. During the ensuing decades, a global community of professors, doctoral students, and curriculum designers has built upon early models with the goal of increasing the impact of school leadership preparation. This…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Administrator Education, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
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Wang, Yinying; Bowers, Alex J.; Fikis, David J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the underlying topics and the topic evolution in the 50-year history of educational leadership research literature. Method: We used automated text data mining with probabilistic latent topic models to examine the full text of the entire publication history of all 1,539 articles published in…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Leadership
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Rigby, Jessica G.; Larbi-Cherif, Adrian; Rosenquist, Brooks A.; Sharpe, Charlotte J.; Cobb, Paul; Smith, Thomas – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: This study examines the content and efficacy of instructional leaders' expectations and feedback (press) in relation to the improvement of middle school mathematics teachers' instruction in the context of coherent systems of supports. Research Method/Approach: This mixed methods study is a part of a larger, 8-year longitudinal study in…
Descriptors: Observation, Feedback (Response), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Mathematics Instruction
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