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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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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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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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Choi, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Educational leaders have faced the challenges of trying to align schoolwide reforms priorities with accountability demands under the No Child Left Behind law. This article examines the barriers that complicate meaningful alignment among federal, state and local levels. This article also offers the following recommendations: Schools and districts…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Allison, Brad – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Public education in the United States has been in a steady decline by almost any measure for the last 29 years since 1980. Losses in placement on international comparisons in science, math and problem solving test scores, equality of education opportunity, teacher supply graduation rates, and rampant leadership turnover, are but a few of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Educational Planning
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Martinez-Garcia, Cynthia; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this article we reviewed the available literature concerning teacher turnover. The seriousness of this issue was addressed as cause for concern is clearly present. Issues we examined in this conceptual analysis were the federal government's role in public education, the No Child Left Behind Act, teacher turnover, teacher retention, teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Literature Reviews, Government Role, Federal Government
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Wiggall, Ric – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
This brief provides a summary and analysis of a survey taken in the fall of 2005. The survey was conducted with a distribution of questionnaires to all of the district superintendents in the state of Arizona. Responses were received from 116 individuals out of a population of 227. These superintendents represented all three types of school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Questionnaires, Superintendents, Educational Resources
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Choi, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, underperforming schools have had to adopt research-based models for school reform, without a practical understanding of what that means. This article brings more clarity for educational leaders as they come to decide on how to fit a reform model to their school-specific contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Change, Educational Legislation