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Weiler, Jessica R.; Stanley, Darrius A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
A growing number of school districts are engaging in systems-level, equity-based reform to redress persistent disparities, and many are hiring Equity Directors to lead the way. This qualitative study explores the role of Equity Directors, asking, "What are the leadership practices of Equity Directors?" and "What are the purposes…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Districts, Administrators, Equal Education
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Yücel, Nejla Burcu; Giliç, Fahrettin; Inandi, Yusuf – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
This study aimed to examine the relationship between school administrators' attitudes towards technology and their resistance to change. The data were collected from 350 principals and assistant principals from public schools in Mersin, Turkey, in 2020-2021 academic year. Assessment of School Administrators' Attitudes towards Technology Scale and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Resistance to Change
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Zeleke, Befekadu – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
This study explored the links between leadership styles and institutional readiness for change using a correlational research design. A total of 616 academic staff drawn from five public universities was included using proportionate stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Data were collected using Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Questionnaires, Transformational Leadership, Organizational Change
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Bakioglu, Aysen; Karaevli, Özge – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
The purpose of this study is to evaluate perceptions of Turkish educators about teacher placement and teacher appraisal in the Turkish education system context by identifying successful and problematic components of charter schools. Sequential explanatory mixed research method design was used; the qualitative part of the study was conducted with a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Placement, Charter Schools, Faculty Development
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Alghamdi, Azala M. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to suggest a paradigm that will help Saudi universities, particularly emerging ones, transform into entrepreneurial universities in light of the EU-OECD framework. A quantitative research design was employed to collect data from academic leaders at four public Saudi universities. A total of 331 academic leaders…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Entrepreneurship, Universities, Guidelines
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Jones, Sosanya – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
The current lack of awareness and understanding about the work of diversity professionals in higher education manifests into missed opportunities for increasing knowledge, training, and practice for greater impact and may ultimately sabotage institutions' success in their commitments to diversity and inclusion. This qualitative study examines the…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education, Inclusion, Racial Bias
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Porfilio, Brad; Strom, Katie – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Despite the clarion call from educational leaders, scholars, and doctoral students for educational leadership preparation to provide learning experiences to ensure students persist to become transformative school leaders, most educational leadership programs struggle to make this happen. The purpose of this reflective essay is to capture how…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, College Faculty
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Thachik, Stefani; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article examines the development and implementation of P-16 education reform in Texas and aims to understand leadership meaning-making at state and local levels. Findings suggest goal attainment and sustainability varied statewide according to how political actors defined problems and solutions, the type of and extent to which human and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Large-scale education reforms have increased accountability for districts and schools and pressure on educational leaders to improve student outcomes. Data show, however, that school improvement is not universal. Research suggests that these reforms have failed because of the fragmented approach to reform and the limited attention given to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Districts, Accountability
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Rhone, Camella – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Policy makers need to recognize that the historically comfortable education environment is changing. The present model of managing the new environment has a growing number of non-achieving student customers being labelled as being dysfunctional. The dysfunctional collective is becoming the new normal as it expands to accommodate students of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Student Diversity, Educational Change