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McIntosh, Michael Lorenzo – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Our most vulnerable students experience multiple and repetitive exposure to overlapping negative experiences that impact them emotionally, psychologically, and physically as a result of their intersecting identities and factors. Race and/or socio-economic class are highlighted as the most significant indicators for the achievement of Blacks and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Class, Social Bias, Trauma
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Kowalchuk, Donna – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the scant Canadian research regarding concrete social justice leadership practices. The critical, qualitative case study discussed examined the following question: "What strategies or practices do principals develop and engage in to do their social justice work in schools?" A description of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility, Principals, Administrator Role
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Cardoza, José A.; Brown, Kathleen M. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This study investigated the extent to which Hispanic newcomer ELLs in grades 4 and 5, who received math instruction in Spanish, improved their math scores in district and state tests as compared to ELLs who received math instruction in English only. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency distribution, variability, and ttests…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, English Language Learners, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Griffen, Aaron J.; Greene, Nneka M. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This paper conceptualizes the practices of one urban-defined school's development of two uniquely designed student-led advocacy and research initiatives to promote social consciousness and student advocacy among the school's faculty, staff and community. This paper considers urban-defined to be any school, system, or teaching force that operates…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged, African Americans, Advocacy
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Von Dohlen, Heidi B.; Moore, Jan; Von Dohlen, Lisa J.; Thrift, Beth E. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This study identified Masters of School Administration (MSA) students' knowledge and understanding of poverty and homelessness in schools and sought to increase leadership capacity to mitigate issues of homelessness and poverty in schools. This study provided targeted instruction, an opportunity for school leaders to engage in self-assessment and…
Descriptors: Poverty, Homeless People, Masters Programs, School Administration
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Wright, Tiffany; Smith, Nancy J.; Whitney, Erin – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Equity is desirable in all aspects of our democracy. Public schools, in particular, are essential to that enterprislse. Unfortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) educators have often not experienced equity in our schools. Equity-oriented school leaders, however, can make schools more equitable for LGBT teachers while increasing…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, School Safety, Democratic Values, Social Justice
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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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Lowery, Kendra; Mayes, Renae D.; Quick, Marilynn M.; Boyland, Lori G.; Geesa, Rachel L.; Kim, Jungnam – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
The current P-12 educational landscape is riddled with inequities, especially for historically underserved students. As such, greater efforts are needed from educational stakeholders (i.e. counselors and principals) who center social justice and advocacy practices that eliminate systemic barriers to rigorous educational experiences for all…
Descriptors: Cooperation, School Counselors, Principals, Social Justice
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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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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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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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Clayton, Grant; Bingham, Andrea J. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
In this collective case study, we explore the experiences of first year assistant principals at secondary schools near turnaround status in Colorado. In order to better understand their experiences, we employed resiliency theory. We found that assistant principals' daily experiences were characterized by overwhelming responsibilities and a…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Secondary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround
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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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McGarry, Jennifer E.; Mala, Jesse; Corral, Michael – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Campus-community partnerships utilizing sport and focused on youth participants are increasingly prevalent and have demonstrated effectiveness in promoting healthy behaviors. However, the majority of research has not analyzed the nature of collaboration, and the inherent benefits and challenges, utilizing theory and focused on management…
Descriptors: Program Development, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Athletics
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Dahir, Carol A.; Cinotti, Daniel – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Not completing the equivalent of a high school education has significant economic and social implications in the U.S. and globally. When opportunity and information gaps between students are allowed to continue, the impact on dropout rates is considerable. School building leaders and school counselors can collaborate to encourage students'…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Career Development, School Counselors
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