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Brown, Kelly – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2022
It is estimated that 1.6 billion students were displaced from the traditional school building in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic (UN, 2022; IMF, 2020). While the drastic change in how society normally functions was a shock for everyone, children and historically marginalized people suffered disproportionately severe impacts (GHO, 2022; UNESCO,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Superintendents, School Closing
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Gray, Mariama Smith; Mendoza-Reis, Noni – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2021
This article is a response to the clarion call for leadership preparation programs to ground their work in social justice pedagogies and policies in light of the current sociopolitical context of multiple pandemics. It includes four distinct sections. We begin with an analysis of the state of leadership preparation in California. Next, we…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Diversity, Guidelines
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Buckner-Capone, Anji; Duckor, Brent – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2021
School climate is important for continuous improvement. California's LCFF requires districts to report on school climate and use data to inform decision making. Qualitative data, derived from an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study, explored three belief constructs and sub-groups by response patterns. Education leaders have a range of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Environment
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Whitenack, David A.; Golloher, Andrea N.; Burciaga, Rebeca – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Situated in the context of U.S. educational outcomes, education policy in California, and UNESCO's definition of inclusive education, we examine how schools have addressed student diversity. Methods of identifying students with disabilities are not adequately designed to identify English learners with disabilities. In part to address that problem,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Student Diversity, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Mendoza, Cecilia – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Programs and policies related to the education of long-term English learners (LTELs) at the secondary level are often based on the belief that fluency in English is the primary, if not the sole, requirement for academic success and college and career readiness. This case study investigates whether LTEL students are accessing Linked…
Descriptors: Language Planning, English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, College Readiness
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Sumbera, Becky – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This three-phase, two-method qualitative study explored and identified policies, programs, and practices that school-site administrators perceived as most effective in reengaging at-risk students emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively at 10 California Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS). Eccles' expectancy-value theoretical framework was…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Dell'Olio, Franca; Jones, Albert; Jindra, Susan; Jungwirth, Linda; Lindsey, Delores B.; Lindsey, Randall B.; Mirci, Philip; Purrington, Linda; Moore-Steward, Thelma; Thomas, Chris; Ward, Cheryl; Winkelman, Peg; Wise, Don – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
This feature article charts the efforts of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) to move from primarily a policy-driven organization that lacked a significant number of diverse members and perspectives to a values-driven organization committed to equity and cultural competency. This is a chronicle of the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Teacher Associations, Administrator Education, College Faculty
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Quinto, John E.; Hauser, Linda – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
California legislature made a policy change with Senate Bill (SB) 1644 (2000), shifting Cal Grant Programs to focus on entitlement; counter to the national trend of merit based grant programs. This article describes a study examining effectiveness and extent to which SB 1644 is meeting its legislative objectives: increase in higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Legislation, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy
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Gallegos, Carol; Wise, Donald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
This article discusses the decisions that school leaders must make to reclassify students as fluent and proficient in English and the implications that reclassification decisions could have for the future achievement of those students. The study examined the achievement gap between English learners and the overall student population and the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition
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Lad, Kaetlyn – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
A first step to ensuring that emerging school leaders possess the dispositions and skills necessary to be successful in a global community is for educational leaders to take initiative in moving toward a comprehensive Us International Education Policy. This article introduces possible steps to initiate such a policy.
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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James-Ward, Cheryl – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
With the enactment of No Child Left Behind, districts across the country have been consumed with ensuring that students are proficient in math and reading. However, by the very nature of the law, the definition of "proficient" varies from state to state as well as within states. Since countless resources are being poured into this…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Definitions, Academic Standards
Day, Christopher – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This paper presents an international perspective on successful principals. Data from the International Successful School Principals' Project, now in its sixth year and presently in eight nations and over sixty schools, along with a critical review of the international literature on successful principals provide the basis for a discussion of both…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Policy