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Linton, Antoinette S.; Grant, Maria – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Structured dialogue, grounded in self-study, has been used to improve teaching practice, but its effects on mentor practice have not been assessed. This article reports findings from an analysis of the effect of this approach toward teacher development on novice mentor's coaching skills. Using a qualitative inductive thematic analysis using…
Descriptors: Mentors, Training, Independent Study, Coaching (Performance)
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Rizzo, Terry L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The "Principals' Attitude toward Physical Education" ("PAPE") survey was used to assess public principals' intention to promote physical education (PE). Principals (n = 106) from randomly selected middle and high school schools in California completed the "PAPE." Results indicated favorable attitudes, perceived…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Positive Attitudes
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Swaminathan, Raji; Reed, Latish – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The "purpose" of this study was to understand the perspectives of recently retired principals who were mentors to new school leaders in a high-need urban school district. Mentors reflected on the mentoring needs and challenges faced by new school leaders while also reflecting on their own careers as school principals. This study was…
Descriptors: Mentors, Leadership Role, Leadership Training, College School Cooperation
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Shields, Carolyn M.; Hesbol, Kristina A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this article is to examine the leadership beliefs and practices of three school leaders in a large urban school district in the Rocky Mountain West to determine whether any are consistent with transformative leadership. We sought to (a) describe the challenges faced by these school leaders in addressing the needs of changing…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Inclusion, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Waters, Merritt F.; Hackney, Catherine E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The challenges of special education leadership require both inspiration and capacity. This qualitative study of a purposeful sample of members of a Midwestern special education professional organization explores how leaders in special education experience spirituality in their work--creating meaning, leading/supporting others, and coping with…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Moral Values, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
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Boyland, Lori G.; Kirkeby, Kimberley M.; Boyland, Margaret I. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
This study examined Indiana public middle school principals' perceptions of school conditions and stakeholders' attitudes regarding middle-grade lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Principals' responses revealed that inclusive school environments and caring faculty members were prominent factors in successfully…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Stakeholders
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Duke, Richard T., IV; Tenuto, Penny L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Much can be learned from practicing school leaders, including how they describe their roles navigating between policy and practice with a focus on meeting students' needs. This article considers how alternative school administrators work with school personnel to create communities for supporting students once considered at risk in traditional…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Social Support Groups, Principals, School Administration
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Adams, Curt M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Trust effects between internal school actors (e.g., teachers, students, administrators, parents) are well established in the literature, but less evidence exists about trust in district administration, leading to the question addressed in this study: Does teacher trust in district administration operate in a similar way as other trust forms? The…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Educational Administration, Social Support Groups
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Aaron, Tiffany S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
This critical in-depth interview study examined four Black women principals' perceptions, descriptions, and enactments of school leadership as it relates to their intersectional identities as being both Black and women. The tenets of Black feminist epistemology and the theory of intersectionality form the conceptual framework of this study.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Identification (Psychology)
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Lipke, Tamara B. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Mentoring is one important construct to support novice principals in this time of change. This study investigates the impact of a district-developed handbook to support co-constructed mentoring practices and cultivate a learning culture within a suburban school district. The handbook offered a framework of interactive systems and tools for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Guides, Beginning Principals, Suburban Schools
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Klar, Hans W.; Moyi, Peter; Ylimaki, Rose M.; Hardie, Suzy; Andreoli, Parker M.; Dou, Jingtong; Harrington, Keneisha; Roper, Cindy; Buskey, Frederick C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
In this article, we report findings from two cases of rural, high-needs elementary schools in the Southeastern United States that successfully improved learning outcomes for their students. As illustrated by our findings, a combination of effective teacher professional development, focused student learning initiatives, and enhanced community and…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Rural Schools, Cultural Context, Instructional Leadership
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Armstrong, Denise; Tuters, Stephanie; Ratkovic, Snežana – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Metaphors are deeply embedded in educational discourse, yet few studies examine how educators use these linguistic devices to conceptualize, articulate, and make sense of their professional practice. This article examines the metaphors that 38 Canadian and American school leaders used to describe how they accomplished their social justice work in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility
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Edelberg, Thomas – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
Current research on computer technology integration in K-12 school classrooms indicates that student learning outcomes remain flat despite heavy investment. Examining school leadership conceptions about technology integration might reveal a way to reverse this trend. This study adapts a survey instrument from Brush and Bannon and applies it to…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education
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McHenry-Sorber, Erin; Sutherland, Daniella Hall – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
The purpose of this ethnographic case study is to provide a rich picture of the ways in which the multidistrict superintendent (MDS) engages in contextually responsive and place-conscious leadership across multiple community school districts. Secondarily, the research explores the meaning ascribed to these leadership practices in the form of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Case Studies, Superintendents, Instructional Leadership
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Anthony-Stevens, Vanessa; Mahfouz, Julia; Bisbee, Yolanda – Journal of School Leadership, 2020
This article discusses the efforts of the Indigenous Knowledge for Effective Education Program (IKEEP), at the University of Idaho, a predominately white institution (PWI) of higher education, and its struggle to create space in higher education for intentional support of Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and Tribal nation building…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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