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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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Sampson, Carrie – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine how and why Latinx school board members address educational equity, both in general and as related to English learners (ELs). Research Method: This study used a qualitative multiple case study design to examine the leadership of six Latinx school board members representing three different school…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Boards of Education, Administrator Attitudes, Equal Education
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Malin, Joel R.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: This study analyzed leadership structures, processes, and practices that have enabled and constrained an ambitious career and college readiness reform within an urban school district. It was designed to discern how leaders worked across cross-sector boundaries to support district-wide high school career academy implementation. Research…
Descriptors: High Schools, Career Academies, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Wang, Yinying – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: This review study aims to bridge neuroscience and educational leadership by exploring the neural mechanisms of the constructs relevant to educational leadership. Research Methods: The reviewed literature includes 69 neuroscience studies and 4 books on neuroscience. The brain activities and neurotransmitters associated with the constructs…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Neurosciences, Instructional Leadership, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Boies, Kathleen; Fiset, John – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: Decades of research in educational leadership has extolled the importance of principals in both the effective functioning of teachers and the overall performance of schools. The mechanisms explaining what makes principals effective in the eyes of teachers, however, are not well known. This study builds on prior research to posit that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Behavior
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Perrone, Frank; Tucker, Pamela D. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: A substantial research base focuses on principal preparation program standards, design, and effectiveness. Little is known, however, about which institutions are preparing principal candidates and how many candidates they have produced since 2003. Our study provides the field with a better understanding of the overall preparation…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Principals, Educational Administration
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Payne, Elizabethe C.; Smith, Melissa J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide insight to the multiple ways that school leaders resist, avoid, or block LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, and questioning) professional development for their staff and, thus, resist the conversations around school responsibility to these students and families. Research…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Ni, Yongmei; Yan, Rui; Pounder, Diana – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Using the collective leadership framework, this study examines (a) how principals perceive their own influence and that of other key stakeholders in various school decisions and (b) how principals' perceived influences of other stakeholders are associated with their own influence. Research Method/Approach: This study uses the nationally…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Stakeholders
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Mansfield, Katherine Cumings; Fowler, Beth; Rainbolt, Stacey – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
The purpose of this "From the Field" article is to share the tentative results of community-engaged research investigating the impact of Restorative Justice Discipline Practices on persistent discipline gaps in terms of race, gender, and special education identification.
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Education, Gender Differences, Discipline
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Wiley, Kathryn E.; Anyon, Yolanda; Yang, Jessica L.; Pauline, Malina E.; Rosch, Alyssa; Valladares, Giovana; Downing, Barbara J.; Pisciotta, Lisa – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: School discipline reformers have presumed that such work is largely a technical task, emphasizing discrete changes to discipline policies and protocols. Yet prior theory and research suggest that emphasizing technical changes may overlook additional and important aspects of reform, namely, the normative and political dimensions within…
Descriptors: Discipline, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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Allen, Kelly-Ann; Kern, Margaret L.; Vella-Brodrick, Dianne; Waters, Lea – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: The vision or mission statement of a school outlines the school's purpose and defines the context, goals, and aspirations that govern the institution. Using vision and mission statements, the present descriptive research study investigated trends in Australian secondary schools' priorities. Research Methods: A stratified sample of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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