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Mattheis, Allison – Journal of School Leadership, 2017
This article reports the findings of a multiyear investigation of school district central office directors of diversity and equity in Minnesota, who play an important role in school desegregation/integration policy implementation. Ethnographic and survey data were collected to examine a range of leadership activities and perspectives in…
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Educational Policy, School Districts, Instructional Leadership
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Levin, Barbara B.; Schrum, Lynne – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe lessons learned from studying the leadership in eight award-winning secondary schools and districts that were recognized for successfully leveraging technology as part of their efforts for school improvement. Data were collected through observations, interviews, and document analysis in schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Technology Uses in Education, Improvement Programs, Leadership
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Dahlquist, Kari L.; York-Barr, Jennifer; Hendel, Darwin D. – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
Schools today are increasingly market driven, and public schools are competing for students with numerous other educational options. Homeschool education continues to grow rapidly as one such option. Minnesota, considered a leader in school choice, has experienced rapid growth in the incidence of home-educated children. Such growth raises…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Home Schooling, School Choice, School Districts
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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Quantitative/qualitative study of female public high school principals in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin regarding their experiences with role conflict, role commitment, and job satisfaction. Describes personal and professional characteristics of female high school principals. Finds that role conflict negatively impacts job satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Females, High Schools
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Alexander, Gary C.; Keller, Linda – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Collaborative research effort between the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Educational Leadership provided ethnographic data on the perceptions of principals at 22 schools participating in an educational transformation/shared-governance process. Findings show that awareness of obstacles to change is a necessary first step toward…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education