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Ward, Cheryl James – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
In the following study, the researcher, an experienced leadership coach and former principal, observed the leadership practices of a first-year principal over the course of one year as student achievement at his school increased dramatically. Employing participant observation, document analysis, interviewing, and administration of a teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gains
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Gentilucci, James L.; Denti, Lou; Guaglianone, Curtis L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This study utilizes Symbolic Interactionism to explore perspectives of neophyte principals. Findings explain how these perspectives are modified through complex interactions throughout the school year, and they also suggest preparation programs can help new principals most effectively by teaching "soft" skills such as active listening…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrator Education
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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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Cunniff, Dan – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
As schools and school districts find their funds being cut or eliminated, they are turning to various organizations for assistance to help in the teaching/learning process. One such organization is the university. Quite often these schools or districts not only lack the funds, but also lack the technical and resource capacities to implement the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, School Districts, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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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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Mirci, Philip; Loomis, Corey; Hensley, Phyllis – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
When students are marginalized, excluded, negatively labeled, and do not fit what is considered to be normative, they may experience social injustice because of the ways in which oppression have been institutionalized within the education system. In schools, students face social injustice when they are oppressed based on racism, sexism,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, At Risk Students, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Moody, Michael – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
As a professor of educational leadership, and a former superintendent of schools, the author understands and appreciates the value and benefit of a positive working relationship between a board of education and its superintendent of schools. Within this context it is important to note that for much of the 20th Century, education was incorrectly…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Educational History
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Storms, Barbara A.; Prada, Michael Jay; Donahue, E. Nicole – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
While politicians and other pundits may not agree on how to improve schools, there is agreement that many areas require attention from improving student achievement, to ensuring effective instruction. As school districts struggle with these and other complex issues, there is a growing demand for executive level leaders who have knowledge and…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Organizational Change
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Mirci, Philip S.; Hensley, Phyllis A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
We live in an era of unique challenges requiring us to face a new reality mired in information overload for the 21st Century. This new reality emphasizes the critical need for educational leaders who can think and act systemically rather than bureaucratically. The bureaucratic model inherited from the Industrial Era still prevails in many…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Organizational Change, Administrative Organization
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Ahn, Ruth – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
A preservice teacher learning community at California Polytechnic University was created to guide adult learners in being able to effectively teach diverse learners. From the spring quarter of 2008 to 2009, these preservice teachers engaged in working with each other to write their own lesson plans and teach mathematics and literacy to English…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language)
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Melton, Teri; Mallory, Barbara J.; Green, James – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
The purpose of this study was to identify educational leadership programs' procedures for the identification and assessment of leadership dispositions. The findings of this cross sectional survey indicated that there is little consistency in practice in defining and assessing dispositions of leadership candidates. While findings indicated that the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Personality, Transformational Leadership, Definitions
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Erickson, Deborah E. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2010
The subject of adult learning has seen increased recognition during the past decade. Over 20 years ago, California established the New Teacher Project (NTP), a forerunner of the current Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System (BTSA) which was developed to support new teachers in their journey in becoming an expert educator. Recently,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Adult Development, Instructional Leadership
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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
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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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Collay, Michelle; Winkleman, Peg; Garcia, Ray; Guilkey-Amado, Judy – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
This article describes the transformational learning of our educational leadership faculty team as we developed assessments for an equity-centered pedagogy. This piece is taken from a larger study of new leaders' action research projects. The Equity Plan is designed to disrupt inequitable schooling practices by engaging students of educational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Transformative Learning, Instructional Leadership, Faculty
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