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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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Shanda Young-Gnintendem; Aarek Farmer – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
This study examined the effect of specific disciplinary actions such as in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, and expulsion on student achievement in public high schools. School discipline data from 1291 students educated within a school district in Tennessee were obtained and analyzed against Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Public Schools
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Mehmet Fatih Karacabey; Remzi Baskent – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
Following the ongoing forced migration from middle east to Türkiye, refugee students have been enrolled in public schools; however, numerous challenges have emerged as a result. This study aims to reveal the challenges school principals encounter in schools, their practices, and their recommendations. In this exploratory embedded single-case…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Principals
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Serdar Koçak; Salih Pasa Memisoglu – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the influence tactics used by secondary school principals and the organizational trust levels of teachers. A correlational survey model was used in the study. The study universe of the research consisted of 780 secondary school teachers working at public and private secondary…
Descriptors: Principals, Secondary School Teachers, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship
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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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Johnson, Mark; Wachen, John; McGee, Steven – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
We used Manna's theory on borrowing strength to examine the influence of local and national idea champions seeking to broaden the participation of K-12 students in computer science. Concepts from Manna's model were applied to analyze interview data gathered from idea champions at the national and local levels. We identified examples of borrowing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Computer Science Education
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Chikwe, Moses; Cooper, Robert – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This qualitative phenomenological study explored how 19 school leaders in seven California comprehensive high schools were making sense of data and using data to transform their schools by closing achievement gap for historically underrepresented students. Data is a powerful tool in the hands of school leaders to transform patterns of inequality…
Descriptors: School Administration, Social Justice, Equal Education, Data Use
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Werblow, Jacob; Duesbery, Luke; Koulidobrova, Helen – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
The U.S. spends far more on education than any other country in the world (OECD, 2011); yet, continues to produce vastly inequitable outcomes, especially for English Learners (ELs). In this article we explore the reasons for, and consequences of, the U.S. system's continued failure to support ELs. The term, in itself, is part of the problem as it…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Futures (of Society), English Language Learners, Native Language
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Fancera, Samuel F. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between six school climate proxies included in the 2015-2016 New Jersey School Performance Report (SPR) and median school growth percentiles in English language arts and math, and to assess the predictive value of these proxies on academic growth. I collected and analyzed data from the SPR for…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
This convergent parallel exploratory mixed methods study examined the degree to which purposefully selected schools closed intraschool achievement gaps while exploring educator beliefs and practices regarding the implementation of gap-closing strategies. Student achievement data revealed achievement rising and gaps closing between the intervention…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness