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Welton, Anjalé D.; Freelon, Rhoda – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The collective power of community members has the potential to shape education reform efforts through activism and community organizing. In this article, we present two cases where community organizers exhibited key leadership strategies designed to influence district decision-making about school closures in Chicago. Employing a mix of interviews,…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Racial Discrimination, Social Justice, Community Organizations
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Fernández, Erica; Paredes Scribner, Samantha M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This article expands a more inclusive parental engagement framework by broadening notions of educational leadership using an example of organizing actions of Latina parent leaders amid a hostile anti-immigrant climate within an urban elementary school. Researchers draw on Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to analyze how a Latinx parent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Leadership, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
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Lac, Van T.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the value of educational leaders intentionally including students in shaping the policies and practices that affect young people's schooling experiences. First, we share the literature on student voice and introduce Principal Orientations for Critical Youth Educational Leadership as a conceptual model,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Participative Decision Making, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Bertrand, Melanie; Rodela, Katherine C. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This article reimagines the social justice educational leadership field, highlighting the leadership of youth, parents, and community. We examine widely cited social justice educational leadership publications, in addition to critical research on youth voice, parent engagement, and community organizing. Our analysis reveals that the field often…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Social Justice, Leadership Training, Program Development
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Orr, Margaret Terry; Pecheone, Ray; Hollingworth, Liz; Beaudin, Barbara; Snyder, Jon; Murphy, Joseph – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
The Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) was developed by a team of nationally recognized experts in response to a Massachusetts requirement to determine and evaluate the leadership abilities of candidates seeking initial school principal licensure. This article describes and evaluates research conducted on all aspects of a 2014-2015 statewide…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Leaders, Construct Validity, Principals
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Orr, Margaret Terry; Pecheone, Ray; Snyder, Jon D.; Murphy, Joseph; Palanki, Ameetha; Beaudin, Barbara; Hollingworth, Liz; Buttram, Joan L. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This article presents the validity bias review feedback and outcomes of new performance-based assessments to evaluate candidates seeking principal licensure. Until now, there has been little empirical work on performance assessment for principal licensure. One state recently developed a multi-task performance assessment for leaders and has…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Principals, Evidence
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Mullen, Carol A.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This empirical study contributes to the dialogue about quality leadership and national trends involving standards-based program review. It is the first to utilize the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards for graduate programs and separately from accreditation and sponsorship. The literature on quality…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Program Effectiveness, Satisfaction, Ethics
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
Principal preparation programs are criticized for failing to produce school leaders who can successfully face the growing complexity of today's educational leadership. Inasmuch as the literature highlighted systems thinking as beneficial for complex situations, this study aimed to explore how preservice principals, enrolled in a systems thinking…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Fusarelli, Lance D.; Riddick, Fran – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
Superintendents leading school districts, particularly in hard-to-staff areas, face immense challenges in recruiting and retaining high-quality, well-trained teachers, principals, and district leaders. Many large urban areas as well as their rural counterparts have high concentrations of intergenerational poverty and unemployment. Rural areas are…
Descriptors: Poverty, Strategic Planning, Rural Areas, Superintendents
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Cosner, Shelby; De Voto, Craig; Andry Rah'man, April – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This article investigates a yearlong professional development experience provided to two cohorts within a doctoral program for early career school leaders. Drawing from situated learning theory, we examined one aspect of this program's pedagogy, which centers on the use of field-based application-oriented projects that leaders must take up in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Doctoral Programs
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Weiner, Jennie; Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
Responding to questions on how to develop and support teacher leaders, this article draws on sensemaking theory to discuss teacher leaders' transfer of ideas from Developing Exemplary Educators (DEE), an intermediary organization. We share findings grounded in qualitative interview data from teachers and administrators in two urban schools. After…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Principals
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Rigby, Jessica G.; Forman, Stephanie; Fox, Alison; Kazemi, Elham – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
A core function of district leadership is providing instructional vision and support for school leaders and teachers. In this article, a Research-Practice Partnership focused on the improvement of elementary mathematics teaching and learning provides the context to study leadership development. We examine the process of one design team within the…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Design, Experiments, Research and Development
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Martinez, Melissa A.; Welton, Anjalé D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
Drawing on the notions of biculturalism, or double consciousness, and hybridity, this qualitative study explored how 12 pre-tenure faculty of color (FOC) in the field of educational leadership working at universities in the United States negotiated their self-identified cultural identities within their predominantly White departments. Results…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Hackmann, Donald G.; Malin, Joel R.; McCarthy, Martha M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
This study investigated the credentials of 755 tenure-line educational leadership faculty members, using data collected through an online questionnaire. Findings disclosed that research institutions were significantly more likely than doctoral or comprehensive institutions to hire faculty with a PhD from a research university and who identified…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Instructional Leadership, Internet
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Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
This pedagogy-practice article portrays three instructional activities that were implemented with aspiring leaders and refined over four rounds of teaching the course in a northeastern state's principal preparation program (PPP). After describing each activity, I share lessons learned regarding the pedagogy of principal preparation. I make the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Organizational Theories, Skill Development
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