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Thompson, Canute Sylvester – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
There has been acceptance of the view that leadership is a critical variable in determining the outcomes of schools. Leithwood et. al (2004) contend that effective leadership is second only to the quality of classroom instruction in determining student outcomes. The quality of classroom instruction is a function of a number of variables including…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Callaway, Roberta F. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
This study was conducted in the fall of 2015 in a large, urban school district located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. There are 33 elementary schools, one kindergarten through eighth grade school, eight middle schools, and five high schools in the district; three of the five high schools in the district participated. The district…
Descriptors: Correlation, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Areas, School Districts
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Biddle, Catharine – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
Schools that build and support high levels of trust between stakeholder groups have been shown to support greater collaboration amongst those groups, including parents, teachers, administrators, and students (Tschannen-Moran, 2001). When stakeholders in schools feel the sense of psychological safety that accompanies trust, they are more willing or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Trust (Psychology), Feedback (Response), Educational Improvement
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Moran, Kelly; Larwin, Karen H. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics and traits of individuals and buildings in which teacher empowerment is strongest, so that those schools and individuals can be further studied and emulated. An additional purpose of the study is to investigate the relationships between principals and school environment characteristics,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Facilitators (Individuals), Administrator Role, Leadership Role
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Schenck, Andrew; Waddey, Merissa – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
Although transformational or democratic leadership strategies provide potential to improve educational institutions, implementation has been problematic in Confucian countries. While the impact of cultural differences on leadership and education has been well documented, little research has been performed to understand how these differences impact…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Leadership Styles, Values, Asian Culture
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Cagle, Jack F. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
A decade of research on school discipline has made society keenly aware of the "elephant in the room." Overwhelmingly, Black students are "wounded" permanently when they are suspended over and over for offenses that are overlooked when their white counterparts commit the same infraction. Since Black students are suspended…
Descriptors: Public Education, Disproportionate Representation, Suspension, Minority Group Students
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Winslow, Robin D.; Eliason, Meghan; Thiede, Keith W. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine two different models of internship and competitively evaluate their effectiveness in influencing interns' experience, beliefs, and knowledge of supervision. The research questions for this study were developed from the literature on supervision of instruction and internships in educational leadership…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Comparative Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Student Experience
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Lashley, Carl A.; Stickl, Jaimie – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
Data utilization is a key component of school improvement as data can be used to enhance student achievement both systematically and on an individual student level. Through systemically analyzing multiple sources of data, educators can make informed and knowledgeable school improvement decisions. In order to effectively make data-drive decisions…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counselors, Equal Education, Educational Cooperation
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Abbott, Amy Lynn – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
The purpose for this study was to develop a descriptive account of one large Virginia school district's plan for implementation of alternative, locally developed assessments designed to supplant standardized measures. As policy reform with alternative assessments has been under-researched for the past 30 years, there is a need for studies…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Case Studies, School Districts
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Gulosino, Charisse; Franceschini, Louis, III; Hardman, Portia – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
The primary aim of this study is to use the survey items from the TELL Tennessee Survey (2013) using the Competing Values Framework (CVF) (Quinn and Rohrbaugh's model of organizational effectiveness) to determine whether teachers' observations about a set of topically organized school climate dimensions and school performance levels are associated…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Organizational Effectiveness
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Hobbs, Kari S.; Putnam, Jennifer – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
This study is concerned with the experiences of beginning teachers working with a district-employed mentor. Based on Illeris's (2002) Three Dimensions of Learning, the study sought to understand the cognitive, emotional, and social processes involved in working with a mentor through the use of one-on one, in-depth interviews. Nine beginning…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Experience, Elementary School Teachers
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Kirkman, Chris J.; McNees, Heather; Stickl, Jaimie; Banner, Justin H.; Hewitt, Kimberly K. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2016
Out-of-school suspensions for middle and high school students can have negative, long-lasting consequences. Researchers have documented that suspensions have a negative impact on academic development, increase likelihood of dropping out of school, and are associated with a stronger likelihood that students will be involved in the legal system.…
Descriptors: Suspension, Middle School Students, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Blanton, Morgan V. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This study utilized mixed-methods, quasi-experimental design to investigate the impact of parent development and home-based summer reading on summer reading regression (as measured by oral reading fluency) at three Title I elementary schools in North Carolina. Title I parents and students participated in a parent development and communicated…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Summer Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Parent Education
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Jones, Michael O. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
The purpose of the program evaluation was to evaluate two alternative programs in a North Carolina and South Carolina public school district to determine if they are effective in delivering constructive interventions that modify student behavior once students have left the programs and have returned to their regular learning environments. This…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Nontraditional Education, School Districts, Public Schools
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Bowles, Amy S. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This quantitative, correlational study investigated the relationship between the North Carolina End of Grade Assessment of Reading Comprehension (NCEOG) and mClass Reading 3D assessment in a North Carolina elementary school. It especially examined the degree to which mClass Reading 3D measures predict scores on the reading comprehension portion of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Statistical Analysis
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