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Miller, Michael T.; Lu, Mei-Yan; Gearhart, G. David – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2020
The effective use of financial resources is critical for all educational institutions, especially those K-12 schools that rely on public funding for their main operating revenue. As public entities and state governments increasingly struggle to find the revenue necessary to operate prisons, fund Medicaid/Medicare, improve an aging infrastructure,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Leadership Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nordgren, R. D. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This examination emanates from the rise in nativist populism across the United States and Europe. Nativist populism is fueled by charismatic leaders who advocate isolationist, neoliberal policies that ostensibly aim to help the economic fortunes of those left behind by rapid globalization; however, these same policies could very well be creating…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Public Education, Neoliberalism, Public Policy
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Arriaza, Gilberto – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This article outlines the need of infusing critical discourse analysis into the preparation and support of prospective school leaders. It argues that in the process of school transformation, the school leader must possess the ability to self-reflect on his/her language and understand the potential power of language as a means that may support or…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Dailey, Ardella – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
The central assumption of this paper is that the use of autoethnography is the best approach to obtain a deeper understanding of the political context, organizational culture, and complex dynamics of a person's lived experience in a leadership position. The central narrative follows the accounts documented through systematic journaling, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Superintendents, Reflection, Ethnography
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Hayashi, Christine A.; Fisher-Adams, Grace – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This study surveys graduates of a west-coast university regarding their perception of how well their graduate degree programs prepared them to meet the challenge of leading for learning in the digital age, particularly in the areas of visionary leadership, student learning, organizational management, working with diverse families, ethics, and the…
Descriptors: Alumni, Leadership, Leadership Training, Graduate Surveys
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Rosine, Dale – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This qualitative study of ten elementary veteran teachers used Hargrove's single, double, and triple-loop thinking to understand their perceptions regarding knowledge new principals need to be social justice leaders working in impoverished schools. Findings in three categories revealed the importance of principals learning to identify their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice
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Barton, Leigh – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
With all of the pressures placed on public schools today including competition from school choice, charter schools, and vouchers, as well as achievement gaps, state testing, sanctions, growing negative press, changing demographics, social demands placed on schools, etc., one might wonder why anyone would choose school leadership as a career.…
Descriptors: Motivation, Incentives, Leadership, Teachers
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Leon, Ronald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For decades, school district offices, superintendents and school boards have been cast as "villains" in the drama of school reform and raising student achievement. This article presents research encompassing a different view of district leadership as the possible "hero" in these efforts. Recent studies by Harvard University…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, School Districts, Educational Change, Leadership
Hines, Mack T., III – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This study investigated the interactive effects of supervising principals' and preservice principals' leadership styles on preservice principals' pre and post internship concerns about becoming a principal. These findings suggest that the principal's leadership style is an influential determinant of preservice principals' concerns about becoming a…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Principals
Dubin, Andrew E. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
"Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics," is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. This book allows the readers the unusual opportunity to experience the inner voice of principals as they discuss the many decisions they make and the multitude of people they must…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Politics, Leadership, Principals
Garcia, Ray – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This article addresses the failure of sustainability of reform efforts in public school systems by reconceptualizing the perplexing notion of sustainability through a case study to discern the skill sets needed of principals to sustain reforms in urban settings. This study draws on perceptual data gathered from principals in 36 schools in one…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Leadership, Principals
Schulte, Laura E.; Kowal, Penny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The purpose of this study was to validate the instrument, Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI), that measures the dispositions of effective school leaders. The ADI could be used to assess administrator candidate dispositions and to integrate dispositions of effective school leaders into the curricula of administrator preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Leadership
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Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 1997
The 10 articles in this 1997 issue cover a wide range of research. Each of the articles addresses one of the seven questions: "What do we know about leadership capacity and how is it built?""How do we work with those enrolled in leadership preparation programs to enable these future leaders to build leadership capacity in schools?""How do we…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
Szabo, Margaret A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
This paper recounts one instructor's importing action research into teaching to improve a Tier II Professional Administrative Services Credential program at a public university in California. The state and local context is described, why and how the action research was conducted, and the lessons that emerged about what advanced students need,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Action Research, Leadership, Public Colleges