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Newton, Rose Mary; Zeitoun, Peter – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Examines teacher reactions to job descriptions depicting attributes of the principalship assumed to attract more females to administrative positions, attributes such as collaborative leadership style. Finds that regardless of attributes depicted, males were significantly more attracted to the principalship than females. (Contains 50 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Principals, Sex Differences
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Winter, Paul A.; McCabe, Donna H.; Newton, Rose Mary – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Investigates principal-selection decisions made by teachers serving on school councils, using a between-within split-plot factorial design. Teachers preferred candidates with whom they shared a dominant work value. Elementary- and middle-school teachers preferred candidates oriented toward instructional leadership. High-school teachers preferred…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals
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Winter, Paul A.; Keedy, John L.; Newton, Rose Mary – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
A study asked 318 randomly selected teachers from Kentucky to rate validated job descriptions for school council vacancies. Teachers with greater numbers of dependent children and prior school-council experience rated these positions more negatively than did teachers with fewer dependent children and no prior experience. Implications are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Occupational Information