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Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Some researchers suggest that grievance procedures and the arbitration process are effective tools that encourage careful decision making by school districts and administrative staff in the handling of personnel decisions (Shipley, 1974). Others contend that grievance procedures, which typically include arbitration as the final stage of the…
Descriptors: Grievance Procedures, Arbitration, Central Office Administrators, Unions
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Shields, Carolyn M.; Oberg, Steven Lynn; LaRocque, Linda J. – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Explores district leaders' roles in implementing a year-round schooling reform. Examines experiences of four Florida districts, stressing social, political, and fiscal contexts. Leaders promote innovation by acting humanely and openly, and by eschewing unfulfillable promises. Creating widespread support, being flexible, and crafting a climate for…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Mullen, Carol A.; Graves, Thomas H. – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
A case study examined ways to improve schools through democratic accountability, highlighting a principal's strategies to increase staff and student expectations in a low-performing middle school in rural Florida. Results gleaned from interviews and surveys suggest that leaders must build schools' capacity for sustaining achievement. (Contains 32…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Democratic Values, Educational Improvement
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Bozeman, William C.; Rothberg, Robert A. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
College of education and school district relationships often resemble a battlefield. Partnerships between schools and other public organizations, including universities, can contribute to the overall success of school improvement activities. This paper identifies relationships and significant programs resulting from a cooperative venture involving…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students
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Ovando, Martha N. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Examines extent schools using site-based management approach were engaged in decision making associated with curriculum and instruction, roles teachers were playing, and strategies used to ensure instructional program quality. Analyzes data gathered in extensive interviews with staff, board members, and parents from six school districts.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Instructional Development