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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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O'Hair, Mary John; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Democratic schooling extends beyond governance structures into all areas of educational practice. What are appropriate practices for democratic schools? This question was addressed by a qualitative study of principals in schools striving to become more democratic. These principals expanded decision-making involvement and discourse, stressed…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kowalski, Jackie; Oates, Arnold – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
As school-based management and collaborative decision making are implemented in the educational system, the superintendent's traditional "clockworks" role will undergo transformation. This article explores the necessary leadership characteristics and skills for assuming this new role. Superintendents must be instructional, transformative, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities
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Kowalski, Theodore J.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
The growing importance of shared decision making and decentralization is causing a reevaluation of skills required for the principalship. This study examined teacher and principal perceptions of skills required for principal effectiveness, using Katz's widely used taxonomy that classifies managerial skills as technical, human, and conceptual. Both…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirby, Peggy C. – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
True faculty empowerment involves decision participation, authority over issues concerning professional life, and opportunities to acquire knowledge necessary to warrant such activity. This paper describes selected experiences of four schools implementing a shared governance model, identifying factors facilitating meaningful involvement and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Models, Participative Decision Making
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Cole, Bryan R. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Provides a sequentially integrated approach to educational policy development. By incorporating analyses of educational decision-making basics, accepted site-based management practices, sound educational research, assessment of policy values, and a disciplined decision-making process, campus management teams can provide the effective, proactive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnston, Bill J. – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Using telephone survey data from National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers representatives and information from official union publications and research reports, this article summarizes AFT and NEA perspectives on shared governance and administrator education programs in light of school restructuring efforts. The central…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Rusch, Edith A. – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Describes the values and associated behaviors of seven school administrators who foster and sustain democratic practices in schools engaged in restructuring. These administrators reject the centrality of the principal's role and prominently display values supporting equity, inclusion, mutual influence, and candor. These administrators' behavior…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Calabrese, Raymond L.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Summarizes a study exploring decision-making quality among 45 participants, who were administered the Decision Making Inventory either as groups or individuals. There were few differences between individual and collaborative group decision-making formats. Individual skills were more effective regarding curriculum and discipline. There were no…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Decision Making, Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Taylor, Dianne L.; Tashakkori, Abbas – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Explores the assumption that teachers want to participate in schoolwide decision making by constructing a typology of teachers. Characterizes four types of teachers: empowered, disenfranchised, involved (those that do not want to participate, but do), and disengaged. Analysis of teachers' differences and similarities on demographic and attitudinal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, School Restructuring, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnson, Patsy E.; Logan, Joyce – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
Examines the relationship between efficacy and productivity and stakeholders' attitudes about the school-based council's usefulness as a decision-making body. A survey of participating and nonparticipating staff and parents indicates that school councils' efficacy and productivity are related to noninstructional, but not student-achievement…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making
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Martin, Linda; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
In the literature, discussions of staff development (as a top-down decision-making model) have shifted to teacher-centered professional growth. Components include teachers as learners, reflective decisionmakers, collaborators, and accountability experts. Creating a culture of learning and involving teachers in strategic decision making are…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Prestine, Nona A. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Examines the principal's role in school restructuring using essential school precepts. Based on qualitative data from a 2.5-year longitudinal study, results indicate that principals must assume a more inclusive, prominent role in restructuring efforts. The Coalition of Essential Schools' metaphor "student as worker, teacher as coach"…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Short, Paula Myrick; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
The Empowered School District Project is a three-year endeavor to facilitate the creation of empowered schools in nine school districts across the country. Discusses six themes that emerged in the change process: (1) framing; (2) process and content; (3) trust; (4) risk taking; (5) communication; and (6) critical mass and critical incident. (18…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment
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