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Bauer, Scott C.; Silver, Lori; Schwartzer, Jessica – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Isolation has affected the quality of the work experience for employees in education for decades. This study explores the role that isolation plays in impacting the quality of the work experience among new principals. Building on recent studies, the analysis tests whether isolation serves as a mediator in the relationship between factors that are…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Beginning Principals, Persistence, Work Experience
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Gray, Julie; Kruse, Sharon; Tarter, C. John – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This study tested the role of enabling school structures, collegial trust and academic emphasis in the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in a low-income school district. The empirical study was based upon the perceptions of teachers and principals as provided by survey responses (N = 67 schools). While enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Trust (Psychology), Faculty Development
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Airini; Collings, Sunny; Conner, Lindsey; McPherson, Kathryn; Midson, Brenda; Wilson, Cheryl – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
This article examines 110 reported incidents from an online survey of 26 women from each of the eight universities in New Zealand. They responded to questions asking them to describe times when work and non-work situations have helped or hindered their advancement in university leadership roles. Five key themes, incorporating a range of factors,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Leadership
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Boerema, Albert J. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The purpose of this article is to explore the kinds of support and challenge that new school leaders need in the early years of their career. Semi-structured in-depth interviews and appreciative inquiry were used to collect the stories of new school leaders. The study outlined the kinds of support that were productive in helping school principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Needs Assessment, Instructional Leadership
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Duke, Daniel; Salmonowicz, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
This article examines the decisions made by one principal in her first year as a school turnaround specialist in a low-performing urban elementary school. Researchers focused on decisions related to the principal's three high-priority concerns: (1) elimination of an ineffective instructional program; (2) creation of a culture of teacher…
Descriptors: School Culture, Low Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Beginning Principals