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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
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Huffman, Jane B.; Hipp, Kristine A.; Pankake, Anita M.; Moller, Gayle – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Using data from extensive interviews of 20 principals and 20 teachers, examines difference between schools with high level of readiness in development of professional learning communities and those with low level. Discusses three characteristics that account for differences: proactive principal and teacher leadership, purposeful decision-making,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Principals
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Osterman, Karen; Sullivan, Susan – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Based on interviews with newly appointed urban principals, this study concludes that internal and external factors interact to influence leadership behavior. External factors (role models, district expectations, and personal and organizational support) influence principals' sense of self-efficacy, which in turn affects their interpretation of…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation