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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
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
Kinsey, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
It is imperative that educational administrators continually examine the issues that confront teachers on a day-to-day basis, keeping in mind how they can best assist their faculty in maintaining the focus on their students and the overall instructional process. The issues presented in the following discussion are provided as a sampling of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Morale, Federal Legislation, Teacher Attitudes
Barbara, Manny; Krovetz, Marty – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This invited paper explores challenges involved in developing an equity agenda that will create school and district cultures that can effectively address issues of race that are reflected by the achievement gap. Based on a presentation at the Fall 2005 CAPEA conference, the authors explore issues that influence how school systems work and do not…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Principals, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education
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
Oliver, Ron – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
With the advent of recent standards for educational leadership and the increasing complexity of a principal's job, there is a dire need for assistant principals to participate in clearly defined and consistent professional development growth activities. This study examines professional development needs of assistant principals, including their…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, State Standards, Professional Development, Instructional Leadership
Twale, Darla J.; Place, A. William – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This article offers a conceptual model for a school of education that depicts the collegiate ideology, academic culture, mission statement, managerial climate, and organizational structure. It is designed to help administrators and faculty envision their school/college more holistically when dealing with issues and changes rather than forcing…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Environment, Graduate Students, Leadership Training
Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
To engage in the goal of equity requires a certain amount of rage in one's belly. Understanding the context in which we are presently situated regarding our successes and challenges to achieve equity and social justice can serve to inform our future actions as educational leaders.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Social Justice, Equal Education
Storms, Barbara A.; Gordon, Andrew – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
Increasingly, the viability of university programs to develop in school leaders the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to bring about reform are being questioned. This article uses case study methodology for looking at how an increasing emphasis on collaborative inquiry in one university's program influenced a school principal several years…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, 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
Choi, Cynthia C.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The goal of this comparative study was to explore the online interactions among members of two learning communities. The two cases examined two different cohorts in the same professional preparation program for school principals and administrators: a distance-learning cohort and an onsite university-district partnership cohort in which online…
Descriptors: Role, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Achievement, Learning Activities
Smith, Camille A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
Both socioeconomic and school factors contribute to the underachievement of poor children and children of color. This article explores factors that contribute to the underachievement of students of color and offers practices that culturally proficient school leaders can use to build a school culture that may positively impact the academic…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Low Income Groups, Educational Environment, Underachievement
Slaby, Robert; Loucks, Sharon; Stelwagon, Patricia – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
Studies suggest that three and four-year old children who are exposed to preschool have a greater chance of academic success throughout their schooling. This article highlights a five-year case study of children of poverty who attended a structured preschool in Salinas, California. The longitudinal study exposed various components of a successful…
Descriptors: Poverty, Preschool Education, Academic Achievement, Grade 3
Ritchie, Jim; Lindstrom, Phyllis H.; Mendoza-Reis, Noni – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
Large numbers of projected retirements have created the need for recruiting and preparing capable school leaders for the future. This study explored the characteristics of candidates in an administration preparation program, factors for their career decisions, and the implications of these factors for recruiting candidates and building stronger…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Recruitment, Administrator Characteristics
Basom, Margaret R.; Yerkes, Diane M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
School university partnerships have become important in the reform efforts to develop the next generation of school leaders. This study examines one university's approach of working with several school districts as partners in the development of school leaders. Findings include benefits and concerns from the perspective of students, faculty, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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