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Sterret, William L.; Parker, Michele A.; Mitzner, Kris – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
Using data from the 2014 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (NCTWC) biennial survey researchers identified a sample from over 2,500 principals. The researchers surveyed 68 principals; 24 principals participated in a 19-item survey containing 5 demographic questions, 7 Likert-scale questions, and 7 open-ended questions. The descriptive…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys
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Lowery, Kendra; Quick, Marilynn; Boyland, Lori; Geesa, Rachel Louise; Mayes, Renae D. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
As principals become aware of comprehensive school counseling programs, they will be better prepared to ensure counselors facilitate students' learning, social emotional needs, and college and career readiness, rather than engage in inappropriate tasks such as substitute teaching, standardized testing, or student discipline. We conducted a program…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counseling, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Education
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Tenuto, Penny L. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
I had not thought deeply about listening as an essential element in the construct of ethical leadership until I read Shane Safir's book, "The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation" (Jossey-Bass, 2017, 330 pp.). Having worked for more than 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and instructional…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Listening, Leaders, Transformative Learning
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Mayes, Renae D.; Dollahide, Colette T.; Young, Anita – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
This study examined the role of professional school counselors in the school turnaround process. Themes from a qualitative case study analysis suggest that school counselors used leadership to develop data-driven programs and activities congruent with the ASCA National Model. Additionally, school counselors sought greater collaboration,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Turnaround, Counselor Role, School Counseling
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Coll, Ken; Niles, Spencer G.; Coll, Kathryn F.; Ruch, Charles P.; Stewart, Roger A. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
This study explored issues facing deans within higher education, specifically deans of doctoral granting schools/colleges of education. The study explored key challenges/issues and related stress education deans experience at research universities.
Descriptors: Deans, Higher Education, Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education
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Zhao, Qian; Liang, Yuwei – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2018
In the "top-down" reform of the teacher personnel system, the principal is the core of policy implementation, who also serves as the secretary of the Party organization. We focus on which type of leadership should principals choose to maximize his impact on teachers' professional ability and work stress. The HLM method was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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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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