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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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Reese, Marianne; Gordon, Stephen P.; Price, Larry R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2004
Over 900 Texas teachers were surveyed on their perceptions of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), which at the time of the survey was Texas's high-stakes achievement test. The sample included elementary, middle, and high schools within each of four test performance levels: exemplary, recommended, acceptable, and low performing.…
Descriptors: Testing, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, School Effectiveness
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Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Madsen, Jean A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Examines the responses of principals to intergroup conflict that occurred as a result of cultural incongruities between teachers of color and their European American counterparts in desegregated suburban schools. Employs intergroup theory to explicitly define and measure how school leaders managed group conflict in their schools. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Conflict Resolution, Culture Conflict, Educational Theories
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Whitaker, Kathryn S. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Uses survey instrument and interviews to examine superintendents' perceptions of quality and quantity of principal candidates in one state. Finds that 50 percent of superintendents reported "somewhat extreme" to "extreme" shortages of principals and 30.2 percent rated the quality of principal candidates as either "fair" or "poor." Provides several…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Superintendents
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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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Bjork, Lars; Keedy, John; Gurley, D. Keith – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Uses nationwide survey to analyze superintendent attrition and supply patterns. Finds patterns are normal, thus dispelling the myth of a significant shortage. (Contains 50 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Mobility, Superintendents, Supply and Demand
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Illustrates how choices about which and how much data to publish can result in the reification of the status quo and/or generation of powerful new discourse that establishes the inclusive norms of a new genre of superintendency. (Contains 67 references.) (Author/PKP)
Descriptors: Data, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Duncan, P. Kay – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Explores the educational value of administrators creating a climate of "open listening" in their schools. Includes case study. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Case Studies, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education
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