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Bernal, Carolyn; Monosov, Nadezhda; Stencler, Amy; Lajoie, Ashley; Raigoza, Alison; Akhavan, Nancy – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Current research reveals a large percentage of teaching positions and administrative services credentials are held by women, although historically, men dominate the superintendent role. Specifically in the area of women in the superintendency, a discrepancy exists between men and women in recruitment practices, types of barriers and challenges,…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Barriers
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Damiani, Jonathan; Wieczorek, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This case study explored how a principal in a suburban elementary school in the northeastern United States empowered students and used student voice to develop his own leadership. The researchers collected and analyzed data in the form of observations, principal interviews, and student focus groups. Results and discussion describe and explain how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Suburban Schools, Elementary Schools, Student Empowerment
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Mitchler, Jenna – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Researchers often use focus groups to collect data for qualitative research, but focus groups can also be used by organizational leaders to articulate participants' values or principles--principles that can be used to guide organizational change. This paper examines one staff's mobilization of a focus group to collect data for a research study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Organizational Change, Focus Groups, Self Efficacy
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Bryant, Jennifer Edic; Escalante, Karen; Selva, Ashley – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
This study applies transformational leadership theory practices to examine the purposeful ways in which principals work to build the next generation of teacher leaders in response to the shortage of K-12 principals. Given the impact principals have on student development and the shortage of those applying for the principalship, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Principals
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Wiley, Kanisha; Bustamante, Rebecca; Ballenger, Julia; Polnick, Barbara – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
School superintendents who are African American women are understudied. In this study, researchers explored the lived experiences of African American women superintendents in the state of Texas. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges, supports, and personal background characteristics that participants believed influenced their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Superintendents
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Kunnath, Joshua – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2017
Student grades that appear on assessments and report cards have no universal meaning and therefore require teachers to explicitly define and communicate the meaning in a clear manner to students and parents. Grading experts recommend the meaning to be student learning of academic standards, which requires teachers following this recommendation to…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Summative Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Khan, Myriam Quintero; Slate, John R. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
In this investigation, we used Texas statewide data to determine the extent to which inequities were present in the assignment of school disciplinary consequences. Specifically examined were the assignment of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and disciplinary alternative education program placement to grade 6 Black, Hispanic, and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status
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Dotson, Ronnie – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
Over the past two years, the teachers and students in Carter County, Kentucky have been utilizing goal setting. As a result, the district has shown tremendous growth on not only state assessments, but also on local assessments. Additionally, the number of students meeting benchmarks for college and career readiness has increased significantly. The…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
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McGowan, Kevin – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
How do early childhood educators, parents, and administrators really feel about men working with young children? Should men work as teachers of young children from birth through 8 years of age? Is this women's work? Does explicitly and implicitly excluding men from the early childhood education workforce benefit the early childhood community's…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teachers
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Alonzo, Julie – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
This study investigated the relation between the easyCBM Benchmark Assessments in both mathematics and reading and the Smarter Balanced assessment, widely adopted across the United States. Data for the study were obtained from a convenience sample of approximately 1,000 students per grade in grades 3-8 provided by two school districts in the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests
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Craft, Hykeem M.; Malveaux, Rene; Lopez, Sonja A.; Combs, Julie P. – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
Although the assistant principal position has been the career path for aspiring principals, some researchers have claimed the position lacks adequacy as a training position. With limited research available, the purpose of this study was to explore the induction and acclimation experiences of newly assigned assistant principals. Following a…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Career Development, Training, Beginning Principals
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Dakwa, Loy – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
This qualitative, single-case study described the professional learning experiences of a group of beginning teachers who participated in a California teacher induction program. The study contributes to an understanding of factors that form the foundation of professional learning as perceived by the participants. Furthermore, the study adds to…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Shindler, John; Jones, Albert; Williams, A. Dee; Taylor, Clint; Cardenas, Hermenia – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
This study examined the relationship between school climate and student achievement ratings in urban school districts in five states (N = 230). Many educators view school climate and student achievement as separate considerations. However the results of this study suggest that climate and student achievement were highly related. In fact, the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Psychology
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Lasater, Kara – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
An important aspect of school leadership is relationship development, but developing meaningful relationships as a school leader is challenging. School leader relationships are challenged by diverse stakeholder groups, varied contexts, and difficult situations. The complex nature of school leader relationships necessitates explicit training for…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Leadership Training, Stakeholders
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Dunstan, David – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative research case study was to investigate leadership and funding decisions that determine key factors responsible for sustaining arts programs in public schools. While the educational climate, financial constraints, and standardized testing continue to impact arts programs in public education, Eastland High School, the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Public Schools, Public Education, Qualitative Research
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