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Busch, Steve; Johnson, Shirley; Robles-Piña, Rebecca; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this study, the researchers examined principal behaviors related with change in school climate. That is, the manner in which principals managed change within their schools and the impact of these change behaviors on the school climate was investigated. Through use of the Leadership Profile (Johnson, 2003) and the Organizational Health Inventory…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Cox, Betty; Cox, Becky – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Policies adopted by legislators impact the future of public and higher education. Unfortunately, educators and legislators are often in disagreement about what constitutes best practices. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of issues and challenges associated with governmental mandates and suggest an action agenda for educators…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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DeWitt, Douglas M.; Rogers, Carolyn – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Online education has come of age, and along with the advent of online education, there have been numerous calls for improvement in administrator preparation programs. As a result, many administrative preparation programs have revised and reshaped their programs to address this concern. In this regard, this paper will discuss one component of the…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Models, Success, Online Courses
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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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Gray, David – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the federal government's most recent effort to influence curriculum in America's classrooms. Its requirements for high-stakes testing and Adequate Yearly Progress have put pressure on teachers and administrators to improve student achievement. Principals whose administrative training was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership Training
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Guice, Andrea D. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Classroom Design
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Duffy, Francis M. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
This article challenges misperceptions about the definition of systemic change in school districts. While many contemporary change efforts are described as "systemic," in fact, they are not. The author also argues that a special instance of systemic change known as systemic transformational change is required to transform entire school…
Descriptors: School Districts, Systems Approach, Misconceptions, Definitions
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Fankhauser, Robin – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Beginning in August 2006, the author modified a school law course by moving from fifteen (15) weekly class meetings to eight (8) weekly class meetings and seven (7) online sessions. The blended or hybrid delivery system was adopted as part of a pilot project sponsored by the university's Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The course…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Blended Learning, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Reeves, Patricia; Berry, James E. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Professional preparation in educational administration has been a university-based state requirement that oriented aspiring school administrators to the roles of principal or superintendent. Professional and state expectations for preparation, development, and credentialing are shifting as the complexity of leadership and administration has…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Credentials, Continuing Education
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Emerson, Joseph; Lemasters, Linda; Howerton, Everett – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Given the overt political nature of this topic, an additional theoretical postulate, the Triadic Theory of Power was also presented as another framework to conceptualize the external and internal forces which shape the formation of contemporary education policy. Predicated upon the scholarship of Nobel laureate James Q. Wilson, Andrew McFarland…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Policy, Educational Policy, Power Structure
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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
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Robicheau, Jerry; Haar, Jean – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
The relevance of administrative preparation programs has been questioned. The questions center around how well programs are preparing school leaders to deal with the myriad of requirements placed in front of them (i.e. demands relate to issues of accountability, changing demographics, aging professionals, demanding publics, and school…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Education, Management Development, Relevance (Education)
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Tanner, David; Magdaleno, Kenneth – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Although educational leaders may be optimistic about initiating change, lasting reforms are rare. The group polarization literature, although dated, provides an important explanation for a very current problem. The theory holds that when there are differences of opinion to begin with, a counter-conformity effect works among members of groups.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Group Dynamics, Social Theories, Failure
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Dembowski, Frederick – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2006
There has been much debate on the topic of "leadership," "management," and "administration"--particularly regarding the roles of leadership and management--with leadership being thought of positively, and management being thought of negatively. This introductory chapter presents an overview of these topics with a…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Educational Administration, Administrator Effectiveness, Guidelines
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