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Marcos, Teri; Wise, Don; Loose, William; Belenardo, Susan; Padover, Wayne – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2021
This mixed-method phenomenological study reports findings of 144 urban California educational leaders' and teachers' views about the identified effects Academic Optimism has on supporting equitable growth in student learning within ten low SES schools. Hoy, Tartar and Woolfolk-Hoy (2006) examined how Academic Optimism was a general demonstrable…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes
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Davis, Steve; Erickson, Deborah E.; Kinsey, Gary W.; Lindsey, Delores; Moore-Steward, Thelma; Padover, Wayne; Thomas, Chris; Wildman, Louis; Wise, Don – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
The current era of school reform has illuminated and amplified the importance of school leaders in providing the conditions and support necessary to engender powerful teaching and learning for all children. Commensurate with this phenomenon is an increased focus on holding school leaders accountable for essential school outcomes. As a consequence,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Administrators, School Administration, Superintendents
Padover, Wayne; Elder, Donna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Increasingly, K-12 administrators must address the need for greater funding for their systems and schools. This article presents methods used in higher education that may be of use to its K-12 colleagues. It further suggests professional development to support school leaders in making use of these strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Fund Raising