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Kwan, Paula – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: Despite occasional claims for the coexistence of transformational leadership and instructional leadership in schools, the literature is dominated by views supporting an "either/or" orientation. This is especially true in the wake of recent findings that instructional leadership has a greater impact on student learning. This…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, Assistant Principals
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Swen, Carolyn P. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: School principals' commitment and motivation have not been systematically investigated, but concerted research is needed as 25% of principals leave their jobs each year. This article investigates how new school principals make sense of their motivation to challenging work in a high pressure, high turnover field. Understanding principal…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Motivation, Public Schools
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Wu, Mei Jiun – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Using a fixed effects model, a balanced panel data set of 6,922 schools in California from 2004 to 2011 was analyzed to see whether changes in resources would affect subgroup performance at intraschool level. Seven school resources variables previously demonstrated influential to school or subgroup achievement at interschool level were tested for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Resources, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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Mangin, Melinda M. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: Increased awareness and acceptance of transgender people in the United States is reflected in our nation's schools. Unfortunately, educational leaders do not typically receive training related to transgender youth and educators express fear about working with transgender students. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sexual Identity, Leadership Responsibility, Principals
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Rodela, Katherine C.; Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this article is (a) to analyze how Latinx school administrators draw on their Community Cultural Wealth to inform their leadership for educational equity and (b) to examine how they navigate varying equity initiatives and beliefs in rapidly diversifying districts. Research Method: This study employs Latina/o Critical Race…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Hispanic Americans, Administrator Attitudes
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Yan, Rui – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: During the past two decades, principal turnover issues have raised nationwide concerns about leadership stability and student performance. With national data from National Center for Education Statistics, this study examines how principal working conditions influence the probability of different types of principal turnover (mover,…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Principals, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Paletta, Angelo; Basyte Ferrari, Egle; Alimehmeti, Genc – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: In Italy, only recently education policy makers have introduced a requirement for schools to implement the processes of self-evaluation, strategic planning and results' reporting. In this article, we aim to explore how the new leadership approach of school principals in the context of the introduction of the new accountability system is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Mavrogordato, Madeline; White, Rachel S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: School leaders become arbiters of educational opportunity by shaping how policies are implemented within their buildings. Yet the role that school leaders play in enacting policies designed to expand equity for historically marginalized groups of students such as English learners (ELs) has received little attention in the research…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Justice, English Language Learners, Elementary Schools
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Lewis, Maria M.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a highly publicized case brought by a transgender student, G.G., who was denied access to the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. Ultimately, the Court never heard this case, but the documents submitted to the Court remain a part of the historical record, worthy of examination…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Inclusion, LGBTQ People, Students
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Schueler, Beth E. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: School district superintendents say politics is the number one factor limiting their performance, yet research provides limited guidance on navigating the political dynamics of district improvement. State takeovers and district-wide turnaround efforts tend to involve particularly heated and polarized debates. Massachusetts' 2012 takeover…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, Politics of Education, Educational Improvement
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Davis, Bradley W.; Bowers, Alex J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We used gatekeeping theory to frame our examination of whether and when educators with superintendent certification become superintendents, and how their likelihood of making that transition is influenced by race, sex, and other characteristics. Furthermore, we sought to identify variation in career pathways to the superintendency. Data…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Education, Visual Aids, Race
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Mazur, Rebecca – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: This study examined an urban district's capacity to diffuse instructional innovations. Social network analysis (SNA) was used to examine the relationship between "informal" teacher support networks and "formal" teacher support networks engineered by administrators through required membership on a team. This study also…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Educational Innovation, Social Support Groups
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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Mills, Kristen J.; McAlindon, Kathryn; Neal, Zachary P.; Lawlor, Jennifer A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We apply diffusion of innovations theory to examine two key research questions designed to inform efforts to improve the research--practice gap in education: (1) Are there distinct types of educators that differ in their prioritization of the compatibility, observability, complexity, relative advantage, and trialability of research? and…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Principals
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Grissom, Jason A.; Mitani, Hajime; Woo, David S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: Concerns about variation in the quality of preservice preparation provided by many university-based principal preparation programs (PPPs) has led to calls to use outcomes of program graduates to hold PPPs accountable. Little research, however, has assessed the degree to which different outcomes for PPP graduates in fact vary…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Outcomes of Education, Administrator Effectiveness
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Sorensen, Lucy C. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: In an era of unprecedented student measurement and emphasis on data-driven educational decision making, the full potential for using data to target resources to students has yet to be realized. This study explores the utility of machine-learning techniques with large-scale administrative data to identify student dropout risk. Research…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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