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Damore, Sharon J.; Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
This study extends previous work and builds upon the use of a prescribed coaching tool in an effort to build the capacity of school leaders in the role of instructional coaches. By using a reflective interview process and structured protocol, the authors present findings to suggest administrators need more intentional training to strengthen their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Supervision
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Firestone, William A.; Perry, Jill Alexa; Leland, Andrew S.; McKeon, Robin T. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
Schools now face a sea of "evidence"--supposedly validated products, research findings, and test, demographic, and teacher-generated data--that leaders must use. How have recent reforms to educational doctorate (EdD) programs addressed these demands? Case studies of four exemplary EdD programs illustrate how the better ones help…
Descriptors: Management Development, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Case Studies
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Latta, Gail F. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
The essence of authentic leadership is alignment of actions with an identity grounded in the "true self." Theoretically, achieving such alignment requires self-awareness of discrepancies between current leadership capacity and elements of aspirational identity. Using personal constructs psychology, this study explores evidence that…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Self Concept, Leadership Styles, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Weiner, Jennie Miles; Cyr, Daron; Burton, Laura J. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
Using Sue et al.'s microaggressions framework, this qualitative study focused on the preparation experiences of 10 Black, female school leaders to examine how and in what ways identity, leadership, and discrimination were discussed in their administration preparation programs. We find participants were neither given space to explore their…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Administrator Education, Women Administrators, Gender Bias
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Zarate, Maria Estela; Mendoza, Yoselinda – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
To be effective social justice leaders, school leaders need to gain critical understandings of their positionality and racial privilege and be prepared to engage in difficult conversations with others. This study examines how a peer-to-peer letter exchange assignment in a doctoral course allowed educational leadership doctoral students (N = 27) to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Race
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Thessin, Rebecca A.; Clayton, Jennifer K.; Jamison, Kimberly – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
This study sought to understand how aspiring administrators and supervising mentors contribute to the intern's opportunity to lead authentic administrative tasks during the administrative internship. Using case study methodology, we gathered data from six intern/mentor pairs through in-depth interviews, observations, journals, and logs. Several…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Administrator Education, Mentors, Partnerships in Education
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Hedges, Samantha; Ruddy, Anne-Maree; Boyland, Lori; Swensson, Jeff; Kennedy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
The authors drew upon state policy documents and other public sources to review licensure requirements for charter school principals. The results indicate that few states have adopted licensure requirements for charter school principals compared with traditional public school principals, and many exempt charter school principals from licensure…
Descriptors: Principals, State Policy, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications
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Jones, Karen D.; Ringler, Marjorie C. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
The purpose of this collaborative action research study was to determine whether practicing instructional coaching with teacher candidates (TCs) improved coaching skills of principal candidates (PCs). Findings indicated that PCs improved their coaching skills. Findings illustrated ways to improve principal preparation in an instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Principals, Administrator Education
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Knight, David S.; DeMatthews, David E. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
Educational data offer a powerful tool for supporting equity. In this article, the authors call for a shift toward greater use of data in educator preparation programs. The authors motivate their proposal by highlighting findings from the Department of Education report released January 2018, which found that the Texas Education Agency…
Descriptors: Data Use, Social Justice, Special Education, Access to Education
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Ingle, W. Kyle; Marshall, Joanne M.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
Using a cross-sectional survey, we collected data from program coordinators at UCEA-member institutions to understand the various roles, time investments, and cost commitments associated with program coordination, including incentives institutions provide (or do not provide) for assuming such responsibilities. We seek to improve our understanding…
Descriptors: Coordinators, Administrator Characteristics, Educational Administration, Administrator Role
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Jones, Karen D.; Ransom, Hellen; Chambers, Crystal R. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
Educational leaders are faced with multiple ethical decisions every day. This article presents the Values-Issue-Action (VIA) Model as a tool for developing ethical decisions in K-12 schools. The model is presented with three scenarios from K-12 education to practice using the model into practice. The model can be used by current school leaders and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Models, Decision Making, School Administration
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Salisbury, Jason D.; Irby, Decoteau J. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
This article investigates how the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) redesigned its three-course instructional leadership strand to operate as a continuous three-semester learning experience that sequenced and emphasized an active learning pedagogy. This accounting elaborates the design and use of this pedagogy to support aspirant leaders in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Cosner, Shelby – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
Although active learning designs are recognized as elemental to stronger learning designs, there is limited literature on active learning pedagogical approaches for use in educational leader preparation. This article names problem- and case-based learning, simulations, and action research as "first generation" active learning pedagogical…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Administrator Education, Principals, Superintendents
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Dexter, Sara; Clement, Davis; Moraguez, Daniel; Watson, Ginger S. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
This article presents three types of (inter)active learning pedagogical tools to better prepare future administrators for complex, real-world tasks. We propose a framework of narrative linearity and responsiveness to examine digital cases, digital simulations, and clinical simulations as bridging pedagogies from abstract class-based methods to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Honig, Meredith I.; Honsa, Alyson – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2020
This article shares our experience using a job-embedded active learning approach to support candidates' growth as systems-focused equity leaders in the University of Washington's Leadership for Learning program. We describe how socio-cultural learning theory helped us shift from field-based application projects to job-embedded learning. Our…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Social Theories, Cultural Influences, Learning Theories
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