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Eyal, Ori; Yosef-Hassidim, Doron – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This study explores how educational champions--teachers who initiate unsolicited innovation--construct their entrepreneurial endeavors while interacting with principals' management styles and how that interaction influences the sustainability of teachers' initiatives. Through semistructured interviews (N = 71) and analysis anchored in grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Semi Structured Interviews
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Cate, Jean McGregor; Vaughn, Courtney Ann; O'Hair, Mary John – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This case study explores one elementary school's 17-year evolution from a traditional Title I elementary school into a learning community and, eventually, a high-achieving democratic school community. The investigation adds specificity and context to the existing theoretical framework outlining this change process. The school's journey is…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Democracy, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
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Patterson, Jean A.; Marshall, Catherine – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Case study of how teachers reacted to policy paradoxes related to a district's efforts to implement an inclusive special-education program. Examines how emerging teacher leaders attempted to make sense of several policy paradoxes within the context of ambiguous site-based management practices. (Contains 48 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Policy