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Frick, William C.; Polizzi, Joseph A.; Frick, J. Edward – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
An intentional, active and self-regulated approach to professional growth results in improved instruction and higher levels of student achievement over time. School systems that aspire to a continuous learning ethic socialize educators to act on the assumption that all students and all educators are capable of learning and reaching high standards.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development, Ethics
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Stebbins, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
Increased class sizes and advising responsibilities are the new realities in California's graduate programs of Educational Administration. In order to effectively meet new challenges, professors must make adjustments in venue, plan meticulously, utilize technology, distribute leadership, and implement alternative grading systems. This is a…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Adult Learning, Leadership Effectiveness, Grading
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Garcia, Ray – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
After decades of reform efforts in public school systems in the United States, there is minimal student achievement progress to measure. This article addresses the ongoing challenges and complexities of the sustainability of educational reform through a review of the literature and the proposal of a Sustainability Index as a metric to benchmark…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Sustainability, Benchmarking
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Mirci, Philip S. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This article contributes to a discussion about educational leadership programs related to social justice and diversity. It focuses on the development of social justice leaders through a doctoral program that culminates in a Doctorate in Educational Justice. The program's design is intended to empower graduates to act with hearts liberated through…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Doctoral Programs, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
Two significant problems attend principal preparation today: the quality and experience of candidates for preparation and the "y'all come" attitude of programs driven by demands for enrollments. These issues are abetted by a long history of non-selective practices in accepting candidates into preparation programs and the distinct lack of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Education, Admission Criteria
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Miller, H. Jim; Garciduenas, Rosemary; Green, RaShawn; Shatola, Karen; Enumba, Ethel – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
Educational leaders are faced with a moral, ethical and practical need for improving schools. Together leaders and teachers are searching for ideas, strategies and ways in which to turn around failing schools. Education, of course, is all about people who want the best for their students. In this article we discuss what teachers want in leaders…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Orozco, Linda; Allison, Brad – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
Effective leadership begins with positive relationships and a healthy organizational culture. How well do professors of educational leadership model such leadership ideals within their own universities, departments, and work environments? This article addresses the critical need for professors of educational leadership to look within and determine…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Culture, Educational Administration, Departments
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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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Low, Lori L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
School leaders carry great responsibility when a crisis occurs. Understanding the significance and use of school crisis teams is vitally important and often unknowingly overlooked. This article examines the crucial role of school leaders when a crisis event occurs. Through combining existing research, case vignettes of actual events, and…
Descriptors: School Security, Violence, Death, Crisis Intervention
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Streshly, William A.; Gray, Susan Penny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This discussion focuses on a research project designed to identify critical leadership behaviors and characteristics of very successful elementary school principals. The project which ultimately became a book published jointly by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and Corwin Press used research methodology inspired by…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
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Hensley, Phyllis Ann; Burmeister, LaVern – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This article provides a model for developing and sustaining relationships that can lead to ongoing school academic success. Leaders can successfully engender positive relationships and develop healthy organizational cultures that advance powerful teaching and learning by focusing on the six relationship connectors described in this article. As…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership, School Personnel
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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
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Fanning, Michael C. P. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For nearly twenty years the educational community has utilized portfolios as a method of monitoring the growth and development of candidates earning certification as educators and as school leaders. Professors in the field of education have encouraged their students to share these portfolios with public school hiring officials. There is a belief…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Visual Aids, Attitudes, Differences
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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
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