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Jones, Karen D.; Ringler, Marjorie C. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2017
The purpose of the study was to determine whether the study of diversity topics embedded in a Principal Preparation Program (PPP) internship changed candidates' self-awareness of their biases in educational environments and the biases they observed in their school community. In this study PPP candidates' perceptions of their biases and those of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Knowledge Level, Bias
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Gurley, D. Keith; Anast-May, Linda; O'Neal, Marcia; Dozier, Randy – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
In response to ever-increasing accountability of school principals to demonstrate higher levels of student achievement, instructional leadership continues to be an important focus among educational researchers. In this paper, researchers briefly review the literature base regarding instructional leadership, then present the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Rating Scales, Self Concept
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Kemp-Graham, Kriss Y. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2015
How and when are current and aspiring school leaders provided with opportunities to engage in sense making and reflection as it relates to race, oppression, and equal access to a quality education for all students while simultaneously making sense of the implications of their roles as school leaders in negotiating the sociopolitical and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Principals, Social Justice
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Brown, Casey Graham; Scott, Joyce A. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
This study assessed the degree to which school leader preparation programs have adopted reforms in program admissions standards and practices that have been recommended in the literature since 2000, including seeking district nominations for applicants, increasing collaborative efforts, involving district personnel in instruction and intern…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Principals, Higher Education
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Lehman, Lynn E.; Boyland, Lori G.; Sriver, Shawn K. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
This study investigates the frequency of research-based leadership strategies utilized by newly hired school principals in the workplace. Public school superintendents in Indiana were asked to respond to two open-ended research questions. Through the use of content analysis, their comments were coded for the occurrence of effective leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Standards, Interpersonal Relationship, Content Analysis
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Schwanenberger, Michael; Ahearn, Christopher – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
This paper documents the results of a mixed method study of teachers who participated in a survey and focus groups in a K-12 southwestern suburban school district during the 2011-2012 school year. The mixed method design contains elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches, permitting the authors to collect qualitative and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Districts, Surveys, Focus Groups
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Lehman, Lynn – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
Even after decades of use, designing and implementing worthwhile educational administrative internships remains a work in progress. What appears to be a logical conclusion that this experience would enhance the training of aspiring building leaders defies the gathering of definitive empirical evidence. The quest to validate what constitutes a…
Descriptors: Principals, Internship Programs, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Noppe, Rene; Yager, Stuart; Webb, Carol; Sheng, Bridget – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the decision-making and problem-solving approaches most frequently used by school superintendents in two mid-western states when confronted with district dilemmas. The research replicated a study conducted by Polka, Litchka, Caizi, Denig and Mete (2011) in five Mid-Atlantic states. The survey used in both…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Administrator Attitudes, Superintendents, School Districts
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Wells, Caryn M. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
This paper documents the results of a mixed method study of superintendents who participated in a survey while attending an annual meeting in 2009. The superintendents (N= 25) were from a variety of states, and they were educational leaders in rural, suburban and urban school districts. While small in number, the results of this study reflect the…
Descriptors: Unions, Superintendents, School Culture, Teacher Leadership
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Nixon, Andy; Dam, Margaret; Packard, Abbot L. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
This quantitative study investigated reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts. Principal survey results from three regions of the US (Midwest, Rocky Mountains, & Southeast) were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U statistical procedures, while significance was tested applying a…
Descriptors: Principals, Surveys, Contracts, Teacher Dismissal
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Ramaswami, Soundaram; Babo, Gerard – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
This paper presents and discusses the statistical analysis of the responses from an online survey administered to a sample of US superintendents (n=225) in an attempt to explore and authenticate the construct validity of the ISLLC 2008 Standards through exploratory factor analysis. Using a Principal Axis Factor method, 6 factors were extracted…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Surveys, Leadership, Standards
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Moffett, Josephine – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
It is well documented that the demands on school superintendents have not only become more taxing but have also changed in recent years. The superintendent needs to possess a high degree of knowledge and skills in a diverse number of areas, including psychology, finances, personnel, and general education while functioning at a very high level in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Presidents, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Banicki, Guy; Pacha, Joseph – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Holding closed sessions in school board meetings to reach major policy decisions is generally discouraged; but, school boards occasionally use this tactic if conflict and tension arise. Therefore, the questions of "how often does a Board of Education encounter conflict and tension" and "how is the decision made to schedule a closed session to…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education
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Sanzo, Karen; Clayton, Jennifer; Sherman, Whitney – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Principals are held accountable for achievement results of students on state-mandated assessments. Special needs students who struggle with literacy can impact the pass rates on these assessments. This study identifies how reading is taught to special needs students in both self-contained and inclusion settings at the secondary level in one school…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Instructional Leadership, Special Needs Students, Principals
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Lewis, Timothy; Rice, Margaret; Rice, Richard, Jr. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
This study examined Alabama school superintendents' perceptions of the new Alabama instructional leadership standards as related to the superintendency, and superintendents' professional needs related to the knowledge indicators in the standards. Also explored were superintendents' perceptions towards professional development delivery methods,…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
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