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Sema Dika Kayabasi; Ramazan Cansoy – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
Examining successful school principals can contribute to the efforts of developing new leadership models and management strategies specific to the education system. This study focuses on the practices of a school principal who enhanced the performance of a school with low academic achievement in a remarkable way in a few years. The participants of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Administrator Attitudes
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Demirbulak, Dilara; Bayraktar, Arda; Yilmaz Virlan, Ayse – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
This study aimed to provide the administrators and teachers with insights, along with the strengths and weaknesses, of instructor evaluation via the perceptions of English instructors for school improvement. The study employed the Utilized Focused Evaluation as its framework. Data were collected through a mixed method design, including a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K.; LaCroix, Kirsten; Mullen, Barbara – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
Building on exploratory research (Braun et al., 2017), this study assessed how Core Leadership Practices (CLP), implemented through leadership development training, related to increased equity in student learning. Results confirmed a significant (p<0.05, medium to large effect sizes) positive increase in student learning for students who had…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Leadership Training, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Kaniuka, Theodore – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
In 2010, North Carolina implemented a revised school executive evaluation instrument requiring school principals to utilize Teacher Working Conditions (TWC) as a component of the school improvement process which, prior to 2010, was optional. Teacher Working Conditions had been heralded as a way to improve student outcomes as well as address those…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Faculty Mobility
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Kiral, Erkan – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
In the 21st century, policymakers and educators agree that improving the quality of K-12 education requires effective leadership practices and collaborative efforts. Particularly, research has shown that a leadership approach that focuses on a continuous improvement can achieve impressive results. Successful leaders empower teachers to be the best…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles
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Dampson, George Dandy; Frempong, Evelyne – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Governments and other stakeholders in education are beginning to recognize the important roles school leaders can play in school development and efforts are being made to allow them to become more involved in managing schools. However, despite these efforts, head teachers are challenged with the perfect leadership style to improve schools. Many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Leadership Styles, Principals
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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
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Dolph, David – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
The need for reform and improvement in P-12 school systems is an ongoing topic of debate among legislators, business leaders, parents, educational leaders, and teachers. It can be argued that interest in reforming educational opportunities for students is more prevalent and critical today than at any other time of American educational history.…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Educational Improvement, Preschools, School Administration