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Shen, Jianping; Gao, Xingyuan; Xia, Jiangang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The notion of schools as "loosely coupled" organizations has been widely discussed in the research literature. Many argue it is either a protective mechanism for schools to buffer external pressure or a barrier for implementing new reforms. Against the backdrop of systemic change and accountability, we applied a two-level hierarchical…
Descriptors: Schools, Educational Change, Accountability, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The subject of special education teachers' intentions to leave has been a longstanding concern of researchers and practitioners. This paper reports on a study that examined the workplace predictors of teachers' intentions to leave for a nationally representative USA sample of 2,060 secondary school special education teachers (with students aged…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Predictor Variables
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You, Sukkyung; Conley, Sharon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
The subject of teachers' intentions to leave has recently captured the attention of researchers and practitioners. This paper reports on a study that examined the workplace predictors of teachers' intentions to leave for teachers in different career stages. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Models, Structural Equation Models, Predictor Variables
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Orphanos, Stelios; Orr, Margaret Terry – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
School leadership has been shown to exert a positive but mostly indirect influence on school and student outcomes. Currently, there is great interest in how quality leadership preparation is related to leadership practice and improved teacher outcomes. The purpose of the study was to understand the moderating influence of leadership preparation on…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Collaboration, Principals