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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Madsen, Jean; Torres, Mario S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The expansion of alternative education, globally, has coincided with a shift towards greater accountability for ensuring educational access and opportunity, high academic standards and increased graduation rates. While studies suggest the pervasive influence of accountability may be redefining how school leaders provide meaningful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Nontraditional Education, Access to Education, High Achievement
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to set the stage for the exploration of female leadership in educational systems within developing countries by reviewing the current research on women in educational administration within developing countries and suggesting future directions for further research on this subject in non-western countries.…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Thom, Douglas J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
A simplified introduction to path analysis, this article discusses the following: (1) basic rules, assumptions, and procedures; (2) strengths and weaknesses of the technique; (3) special considerations; (4) examples of path analysis in educational research; and (5) guidelines for constructing diagrams. (MCG)
Descriptors: Design, Diagrams, Educational Research, Guidelines
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Hoy, Wayne K.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Using surveys of the professional staffs of 41 secondary schools, this study examines the relationship between two aspects of bureaucratic structure (centralization and formalization) and two sorts of alienation (from work and expressive relations). It then compares the results with similar studies of social studies of social welfare agencies. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Centralization, Comparative Analysis
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Creighton, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Following a literature review on policy development and decision-making--their participants, processes, innovative directions, and contexts--this study develops a series of analytical questions exploring the aspects of curriculum innovation. (JW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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Wood, Carolyn J.; Pohland, Paul A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Analysis of teacher evaluation instruments from 65 New Mexico school districts, concurring with nationwide studies, suggests that teacher evaluation is meant more as a tool for administrative decisions than for improving teaching. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Decision Making
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Gerardi, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Studies the leadership behavior characteristics among occupationally mobile and nonmobile superintendents to find consistent qualities of the mobile group. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
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Neumann, Lily; Neumann, Yoram – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
A questionnaire administered to 150 undergraduates and 90 faculty members compared their relative levels of goal congruence with those of their university. Programs in medicine, social sciences, and engineering were studied. (JW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives
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Blase, Joseph J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1987
This study examines teachers' perspectives on ineffective school leadership. Data collected from interviews, questionnaires, and observations of teachers in one urban high school in southeastern United States revealed factors that teachers identified with ineffective school principals and their effects on the teachers and on their relationships…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Leadership
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Sarros, James C.; Sarros, Anne M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1987
This paper describes the nature of burnout among teachers, examines the differences in burnout between teachers and school-based administrators, and explores the extent to which specific factors such as workload and lack of rewards predict teacher burnout. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Workload, Teacher Burnout
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Ellem, Geoff – Journal of Educational Administration, 1986
The school calendar is a powerful administrative tool that ideally expresses school aims and objectives by providing an important structural dimension to the curriculum. It also reveals allocation of school resources. This paper reports the results of a timetable analysis for these and ancillary purposes. Includes seven tables, two appendices, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, School Schedules
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Collard, John L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Reviews the changing characteristics of school effectiveness research from the 1950's to the 1980's, noting conceptual and methodological problems plaguing the research. States that future studies should define school effectiveness more carefully and thoroughly, and adopt more sophisticated research techniques for identifying process variables.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Needs, Research Problems
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Leach, David J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
After summarizing research into the sources and correlates of teacher stress, this article defines and proposes a model of work-related stress in school, incorporating current concepts and research findings. Strategies for coping with the buildup of environmental stressors are developed for application at various administrative levels within the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Environment
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Blase, Joseph J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Describes a databased taxonomy of behaviors that elementary and secondary school teachers use to cope with both internally and externally derived work stress, considers the effectiveness of such behaviors, discusses methods for preparing teachers for working conditions, and points out the value of the taxonomy for future research. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classification, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hashim, Profithan; Boles, Harold W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Describes the development, characteristics, and validation of a model, derived from sources in the literature, for the inservice professional development of educational administrators. The model has three crucial stages: planning, implementing, and evaluating. Each of these stages contains four steps: analysing, developing, operating, and…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Inservice Education, Management Development
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