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McCormick, John; Ayres, Paul L.; Beechey, Bernice – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The main research aim was to investigate relationships among teachers' occupational stress, coping, teacher self-efficacy and relevant teachers' perceptions of curriculum changes in a major educational reform. Design/methodology/approach: A theoretical framework that included the attribution of responsibility for stress model, aspects of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Coping
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Young, Michelle; Mountford, Meredith; Skrla, Linda – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to consider the impact of incorporating a set of readings focused on issues of gender, diversity, leadership, and feminist thought into the curriculum of a statewide educational leadership doctoral program. Design/methodology/approach: Based data from open-ended surveys, semi-structured interviews, and…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Gender Issues, Student Diversity, Transformational Leadership
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Weindling, Dick; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to identify the main challenges faced by headteachers after taking up their first headship in the UK. It also compares how these challenges have changed over time. Other purposes include the setting of the initial phase of headship within a whole career model and how heads become socialised into the role.…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Career Development, Models, Public Policy
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Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: Recent scholarship has augmented Bandura's theory underlying efficacy formation by pointing to more proximate sources of efficacy information involved in forming collective teacher efficacy. These proximate sources of efficacy information theoretically shape a teacher's perception of the teaching context, operationalizing the difficulty…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Starratt, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
This paper summarizes and compares the perspectives of the prior essays in this issue. Goes on to argue that education for democracy requires dialogical, authentic learning rather than the commodification of uniform, standardized knowledge and its acquisition touted by those marketizing education primarily for economic purposes. The paper calls…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Leadership, Cooperation
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Mulford, Bill – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Those teaching educational administration need to consider the characteristics, development, and attitudes of their students; the educational context, including questions of student assessment, teaching students from different institutions, and group teaching; and factors affecting course content, including appropriate teaching styles and concerns…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Course Content, Courses, Educational Administration