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Wang, Fei – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Principals' leadership has become a subversive activity that is carried out strategically to challenge and disrupt the status quo and resist policies and practices that are counterproductive to their work. The purpose of this paper is to reveal subversive tactics principals use in pursuit of justice and equity in schools and identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Power Structure, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Ryan, James; Tuters, Stephanie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a study that explores the discreet activist strategies of educational leaders who promote social justice. Design/methodology/approach: Part of a larger project, this study employed qualitative methods. In particular, researchers interviewed 26 leaders--principals, vice principals, department heads,…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research
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Fennell, Hope-Arlene – Journal of Educational Administration, 1999
Explores four women elementary principals' experiences with power in their working lives. Themes emerging through in-depth interviews included empowerment and positive, negative, and traditional power. These are discussed through three lenses: dominance, facilitation ("power through"), and "power with." All interviewees…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Leithwood, Kenneth A.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1990
Based on 135 empirical studies conducted since 1974, research is needed on the principal's impact on student outcomes, characteristics of teachers' practices generated from theories of teacher development, and school culture. Further research should also explore the relative cost effectiveness of further efforts to increase administrator…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries