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Englehart, Joshua M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
While the conceiving of 21st-century schools has rightly included much discussion on curriculum and instruction, changing demands and conditions also present necessary changes in the way that student behavior is managed. A review of the literature on student discipline over the past decade reveals three particular issues that warrant attention in…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Practices, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Martinez, Jorge – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study examined the perceptions of teachers and administrators with regard to AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) teacher leaders. The purpose was to compare whether teachers and administrators agree on the types of attributes needed for teacher leaders involved in implementing AVID as a school reform effort. Results revealed that…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Scheurich, James Joseph – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
An exploratory investigation was conducted into the motivations and leadership traits of five rural school superintendents who over time evidenced a commitment to social justice. This effort meets a call in the research literature by Furman (2012), who noted that "to date, the literature offers few specifics about the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Social Justice, Resilience (Psychology)
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Klatt, Roger – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Empirical studies indicate family concerns as a primary reasons why promising principals and central office administrators do not aspire to the superintendency (O'Connell, Brown, Guptil, Stosberg, & O'Connell, 2001; Volp & Rogers, 2004). Hesitancy to apply for superintendent positions is further complicated by the fact that the…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Family Work Relationship, Quality of Life
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Bennett, Jeffrey V.; McKee, Tiffany; Martin, Staci – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This case study describes collaboration between business executives and superintendents to influence local/regional K-12 educational change. Specifically, we examine participant like-mindedness about the ethics and appropriate focus of K-12 intermediary collaboration, the extent of democratic functioning, and key individuals to involve. Data…
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
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Russell, Jennifer Lin; Sabina, Lou L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Many school districts struggle to recruit sufficient high-quality principals for their schools. A variety of conditions contribute to this challenge, including the retirement of the baby boom cohort and diminishing interest in administrative careers due to the expanded responsibilities of school principals. In response, districts enact a range of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrative Change, Educational Practices, Administrative Policy
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Kamrath, Barry; Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article examines high superintendency turnover through rural community members' perceptions of such attrition in their districts. Findings indicate that community members perceived high turnover as negative and believed that turnover was created by financial pressures, rural community resistance to educational trends, and bias against…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Labor Turnover, Rural Schools, Rural Population
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Barry, Shannon; Roohr, Katrina Crotts – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
Social network analysis (SNA), a methodological approach that enables the mathematical examination of interprofessional relationships, can be an important tool for understanding and leveraging the social relationships that support and restrain instructional innovation and the quality and pace of school reform initiatives. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Instructional Innovation, Case Studies
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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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Margolis, Jason; Huggins, Kristin Shawn – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines teacher leader role development and definition by looking at one emergent model of distributed leadership: the hybrid teacher leader (HTL). HTLs are teachers whose official schedule includes both teaching K-12 students and leading teachers in some capacity. Participants included six HTLs across four school districts over 2…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Elementary Secondary Education, Definitions, Teacher Leadership
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Kensler, Lisa A. W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Sustainability is the integration of ecological, social, and economic approaches to ensuring healthy local and global communities for present and future generations. Although environmental science and social studies teachers have assumed primary responsibility for sustainability related programs and initiatives, whole school approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: Ecology, Teaching Methods, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education