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Storey, Valerie A. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
The purposes of this paper were to undertake a comparative analysis of policy shifts in England and the United States of America relating to school type diversification and corporatization, and the implications for educational leader preparation programs. Whilst the school delivery landscape seems to be one of turbulence, over the last four…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Leadership Training
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Snyder, Richard R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2017
Effective implementation of change remains a crucial concern for educational leaders in the 21st Century. One of the factors affecting effective implementation of reform is resistance to change. Veteran teachers in particular present unique challenges, and stereotypically the greatest resistance, for effective implementation of change. This study…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Educational Change, Experienced Teachers, Program Implementation
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Mette, Ian M.; Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa; Hvidston, David J. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of one school's teacher-driven professional development effort to address culturally responsive teaching practices in a large district in a Midwestern state. During the 2011-2012 school year, a team of teachers and principals began a three-year long effort to provide job-embedded professional…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Poverty, Teacher Surveys
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Albritton, Shelly; Chadwick, Mona; Bangs, David; Holt, Carleton; Longing, Jeff; Duyar, Ibrihim – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
This article provides an overview of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) state affiliate, Arkansas Professors of Educational Administration's (ARPEA), activities, accomplishments, and advocacy efforts. Faced with numerous changes being implemented in education in the state, it became imperative for ARPEA's…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Advocacy, Collegiality, Social Networks
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Archbald, Doug – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
Objective of the Case--There is a large volume of theoretical and "how to" literature on professional learning communities (PLCs), but little documenting the challenges of implementation and even less on the challenges of system-wide implementation of PLCs. This case is about the role of the central office in initiating and supporting…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, School Districts, Communities of Practice, Central Office Administrators
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Callahan, Kathe; Sadeghi, Leila – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2015
The Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act was adopted by the New Jersey legislature in August 2012 with the intent to raise student achievement by improving the overall quality of instruction. As a result of this act, new teacher evaluation systems, known as ACHIEVE NJ, have been introduced in school…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability
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Larsen, Donald E.; Hunter, Joseph E. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
Research conducted by Larsen and Hunter (2013, February) identified a clear pattern in secondary school principals' decision-making related to mandated change: more than half of participants' decisions were based on core values and beliefs, requiring value judgments. Analysis of themes revealed that more than half of administrative decisions…
Descriptors: Principals, Secondary Schools, Values, Administrator Attitudes
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Black, William R.; Simon, Marsha D. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
Educational policies and leadership practice has evolved to support efforts for inclusive education for students with disabilities. This article focuses on how leaders support and develop inclusive practices for students with disability through engaging institutional norms and inertia; developing inclusive practice as a planned organization-wide…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership, Inclusion, Disabilities
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VanTuyle, Vicki; Reeves, Alison – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
Since the fall of 2012, Illinois principal preparation programs have been operating under new state requirements intended to produce highly qualified and effective school principals capable of leading Illinois schools to higher levels of student academic performance. The rules guiding new program development are applied with a broad stroke,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Rural Schools
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Beattie, James W.; Thornton, Bill; Laden, Rita; Brackett, David – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
In part, because many planned organizational improvements fall short of their intended goals, higher education administrators have not been able to promote sustained improvements. Most university leaders have been promoted into leadership roles without experience and training to enable them to foresee and address unintended outcomes of their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Performance Factors, Educational Planning
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Lange, Christine; Range, Bret; Welsh, Kate – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
Although data driven-decision making has been the mantra of school reform for the last 10 years, school leaders benefit from frequent discussions in how to engage teachers in the process. As a result, the purpose of this paper is to apply Reeves' (2004) framework concerning Antecedents of Excellence in creating a school culture that routinely uses…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Leadership, Educational Change, School Restructuring
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Hernandez, Rosalinda; Roberts, Maria; Menchaca Velma – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
The paper describes a mixed methods approach to the process of redesigning a principal preparation program. A qualitative approach was used to gather data from superintendents within the geographic area using a focused group approach, whereas, quantitative data, were gathered through a survey of program graduates with questions aligned to the…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Principals, Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Design
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Bengtson, Ed, Airola, Denise, Peer, Diana, Davis. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
The Arkansas Leadership Academy (ALA) was established in 1991 and is a nationally recognized statewide partnership that includes 15 universities, 9 professional associations, the Arkansas Departments of Education, Higher Education, Career Education, and several other government and business agencies. In 2011, there were 49 partners involved…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Best Practices, Social Support Groups
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Stewart, Courtney; Raskin, Candace; Zielaski, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
This study attempts to identify and describe Minnesota superintendents' perceptions of barriers to district-level reform as well as compare superintendents' perceptions of district reform related characteristics. This research also strives to identify factors preventing Minnesota's district-level leadership from implementing national reform…
Descriptors: Identification, Leadership, Superintendents, Educational Change
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Brown, Paula; Finch, Kim; MacGregor, Cynthia; Watson, Robert – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
In 2004, The U.S. Department of Education stated, "Great schools have great leaders" (p.1). Research supported their declaration as our nation actively pursued educational reform. School systems across the country searched for good school principals to lead, believing they were the "cornerstones of good schools" (DiPaola &…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
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