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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
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
Fanning, Michael C. P. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
In recent years American schools and the scholars who study these schools have become focused on bridging the achievement gap. The scholarly literature is most often focused on the discrepancy in achievement in one school, a region, or perhaps one nation. The literature examining the best practices of schools that have bridged this gap…
Descriptors: International Law, Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Equal Education
Piller, Bonnie – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This experiential study examines beliefs of Thai professors in educational leadership programs at six Thailand Rajabhat Universities. The research brings broader understanding of preparing educators for rapid globalization. Emerging from the data are ways of thinking that lead to boundless and multi-dimensional environments that prepare students…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty
Bellamy, G. Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Schools, and especially principals, are challenged constantly to improve learning outcomes for students. We advance five ideas that should help principals address these challenges: (a) student learning "plus," (b) school accomplishments, (c) organizational context and depth of repertoire, (d) social and political context, and (e)…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, Context Effect
Lalas, Jose; Valle, Eva – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
In addressing the issue of educational inequality and achievement gap, this research article demonstrates that critical implications could be gleaned from listening to the authentic voices of students by using a social justice lens. A social justice perspective in educational leadership is essential in evaluating the impact of race, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
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
Garrison-Wade, Dorothy; Sobel, Donna; Fulmer, Connie L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Preparing administrators with the capacity to improve instruction for all learners is critical for recruiting and retaining special education teachers. However, recent research points out the need to improve skills of current and future administrators for this role. To address these concerns the special education and administrator preparation…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Needs, Program Improvement, Focus Groups
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
Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
If the world is flat, what, then, are the implications for and obligations of educational leaders? Leaders in Bangalore, India offer habits of mind, of heart, and of action that can serve as the bases for a model of educational leadership for the twenty-first century.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Models, Global Approach
Lopez, Jose A.; Magdaleno, Kenneth R.; Reis, Noni Mendoza – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
Historically, educational administration programs have prepared graduates in a "universal, one-size-fits-all" approach. As the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, this approach is no longer viable since it seldom takes into account the urgency implied by the achievement gap. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Educational Administration
Storms, Barbara A.; Gonzales, Sarah – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
This article outlines the efforts of the California State University, East Bay Department of Educational Leadership to develop, nurture and implement leadership department partnerships with local school districts. This case study reports on how one such partnership developed and the lessons learned from it. Included is a set of partnership…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
Muth, Rodney; Bellamy, Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Murphy, Michael – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
An annual-case process that examines principal leadership over the course of a year can provide extensive opportunities for practitioners and professors to collect, examine, and disseminate knowledge in, of, and about practice. Such cases can support professional development and pre-service preparation and become bases for research across multiple…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Documentation
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
Basurto, Imelda; Wise, Donald; Unruh, Ronald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
Few studies provide insight into how California principals perceive Proposition 227 and its impact on bilingual education. The findings of a survey distributed to 100 randomly selected California principals with bilingual programs, indicate the law passed by California voters has not changed the perceptions of California principals towards…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Principals, Bilingualism
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