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Park, Vicki; St. John, Elise; Datnow, Amanda; Choi, Bailey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how data are used in classroom placement routines. The authors explore educators' assumptions about the purposes of the classroom placement routine, detailing the ostensive (i.e. structure and template) and performative aspects of the routine itself, and the implications of data use for equity and…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Information Utilization, Classroom Environment, Evidence Based Practice
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Braaten, Melissa; Bradford, Chris; Kirchgasler, Kathryn L.; Barocas, Sadie Fox – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: When school leaders advance strategic plans focused on improving educational equity through data-driven decision making, how do policies-as-practiced unfold in the daily work of science teachers? The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This ethnographic study examines how data-centric accountability and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Information Utilization, Data, Decision Making
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Garner, Brette; Thorne, Jennifer Kahn; Horn, Ilana Seidel – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Though test-based accountability policies seek to redress educational inequities, their underlying theories of action treat inequality as a technical problem rather than a political one: data point educators toward ameliorative actions without forcing them to confront systemic inequities that contribute to achievement disparities. To…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Data Interpretation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Gannon-Slater, Nora; La Londe, Priya G.; Crenshaw, Hope L.; Evans, Margaret E.; Greene, Jennifer C.; Schwandt, Thomas A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Data use cultures in schools determine data use practices. Such cultures can be muted by powerful macro accountability and organizational learning cultures. Further, strong equity-oriented data use cultures are challenging to establish. The purpose of this paper is to engage these cultural tensions. Design/methodology/approach: The data…
Descriptors: Accountability, Organizational Culture, Information Utilization, Observation
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Leaf, Ann; Odhiambo, George – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the perceptions of secondary principals, deputies and teachers, of deputy principal (DP) instructional leadership (IL), as well as deputies' professional learning (PL) needs. Framed within an interpretivist approach, the specific objectives of this study were: to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistant Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role
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Rosenblatt, Zehava – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper, three-study research project, is to establish and validate a two-dimensional scale to measure teachers' and school administrators' accountability disposition. Design/methodology/approach: The scale items were developed in focus groups, and the final measure was tested on various samples of Israeli teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Measures (Individuals), Attitude Measures
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Liu, Yan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which principals' instructional leadership predicts teacher self-efficacy, in order to identify whether a relationship exists between principals' perceived instructional leadership practices and teachers perceived self-efficacy in classroom management, instruction, and student…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Prediction
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Romanowski, Michael H. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of neoliberalism and the accreditation of educational leadership programs in one Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country by contextualizing the accreditation process and closely examining the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards used by NCATE, now CAEP, to accredit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Accreditation (Institutions), Discourse Analysis
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Sutherland, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of trust in a school community related to the leadership response to crisis. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study was a multiple-source qualitative study of a single case of a PreK-12 international school called The Learning School. Findings: The findings revealed the nature of how…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Leadership, Crisis Management, International Schools
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Chesnut, Colleen E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the program structure and design considerations of a 25-day, full-time apprenticeship in a university-based principal preparation program. Design/Methodology/ Approach: The study used a qualitative case study design that drew upon interviews and focus groups with program participants as well as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround, Administrator Education
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Louis, Karen Seashore; Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether principals can have an impact on organizational learning (OL). The authors use a cultural perspective, based both in the emerging literature from positive psychology and the relatively well-developed research tradition in studying the nature and impacts of OL to address four questions:…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Trust (Psychology), Caring, Organizational Culture
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Adams, Curt; Olsen, Jentre – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Although leadership evidence highlights the importance of cooperative principal-teacher relationships, research has not looked thoroughly at the content behind principal-teacher interactions. The purpose of this paper is to use self-determination theory and organizational conversation to develop principal support for student psychological…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Self Determination
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Klein, Esther Dominique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Increased school autonomy and accountability have been a common denominator of national reforms in otherwise heterogeneous governance systems in Europe and the USA. The paper argues that because schools serving disadvantaged communities (SSDCs) often have lower average performance, they are more often sanctioned or under closer scrutiny,…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: In order to fill the gap in theoretical and empirical knowledge about the characteristics of principal workload, the purpose of this paper is to explore the components of principal workload as well as its determinants and the coping strategies commonly used by principals to face this personal state. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Workload, Accountability, Qualitative Research
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Empirical evidence links transformational school leadership to teachers' autonomous motivation and affective organizational commitment. Little empirical research, however, has focused on the emotional mechanisms behind these relations. Following the argument in the literature that transformational leadership can transform followers'…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Motivation, Path Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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