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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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Grady, Marilyn L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
By reviewing the training of medical professionals, one can identify similarities to the preparation of education professionals (teachers). On a basic level, the medicine and education fields are both practice-oriented; require individuals with problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills; depend on information bases that multiply…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Lyons, James E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Summarizes a study to determine the qualities sought by school boards when employing superintendents, as perceived by superintendent search consultants. Highly desirable qualities included performance in previous positions, performance during the interview, evidence of leadership and managerial skills, communication skills, and experience and…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Boards of Education, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hampel, Robert L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Examines the micropolitics within Delaware's RE:Learning project schools. Describes four teacher factions (the enthusiastic vanguard, cautious observers, sleepy cynics, and outspoken opponents) that typically emerged, persisted, and sniped at each other. Explores each faction's traits, sketches factions' interactions within steering committees,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Workload, Integrated Curriculum, Leadership Responsibility
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Harris, Edward L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Mary Douglas's typology, using grid and group dimensions, provides a means to classify and compare social environments in terms of their differing cultural constraints on individual autonomy. This article uses the Douglas typology to examine the grid and group characteristics of four diverse schools to determine the framework's applicability to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Context Effect, Cultural Differences
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Jacobs, Howard L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Although the prior teaching experience of students of educational administration is usually ignored for purposes of program planning, the experience can be important in developing an administrative perspective. Drawing on conceptual change theory, a curriculum framework can be designed to foster the beginning stage of a cognitive shift during…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Course Content, Curriculum
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Johnson, Patsy E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
A review of the literature indicates that school leaders who realize that conflict is not necessarily negative or positive can learn to manage conflict by understanding the steps of the conflict process from the antecedents to the outcomes. Successful conflict management can result in innovation and adaptation in the school. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Conflict Resolution, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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McCarthy, Martha M. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Reviews positive and negative aspects of corporate involvement in public education, using educational research literature since 1990 and focusing on commercialization of public schools and use of private companies to deliver instructional services or to manage schools. Also explored are value conflicts among supporters and critics of such…
Descriptors: Business, Contracts, Corporate Support, Educational Administration
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Reyes, Pedro; Shin, Hyun-Seok – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Examines the causal relationship between teacher commitment to the school organization and job satisfaction using longitudinal career ladder data and measures of commitment and satisfaction from 854 teachers. Correlation/regression analyses indicate that satisfaction was causally prioritized to teacher commitment. Methodological issues in this…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Causal Models, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jenlink, Patrick M.; Kinnucan-Welsch, Kathryn – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Examines the perspectives of administrators in Michigan school districts engaged in change processes. Responses from 83 administrators suggest a framing mechanism, or taxonomy, that represents the current state of change efforts in the state. First-wave, or state-mandated, change is driving most reform in Michigan at present. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Classification, Educational Change
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Hipp, Kristine A.; Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Findings from an exploratory study asking 10 principals and 280 teachers about connections between principals' leadership behaviors and teachers' sense of efficacy in middle schools involved in change indicate that there is a significant difference between general teaching efficacy and personal teaching efficacy. Principal behaviors related to…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership
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Pounder, Diana G. – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Evaluates the effectiveness of a field-based doctoral program in educational administration on linking theory and research to the improvement of practice. Evaluation of the theory-practice emphasis at the University of Utah's program suggests that the program is successfully meeting its objective of promoting change in schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change
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Sirotnik, Kenneth A.; Ericson, David P. – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Until teachers and administrators work together in shared partnerships involving the significant facets of education (curriculum, instruction, leadership, and governance), the profession will be driven by external interests and constituencies. In this special issue, teacher and administrator educators begin a conversation about merging preparation…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, Mergers
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Ericson, David P.; Marlow, Stacey E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Examines empowerment issues involved in pursuing shared administrator/teacher professionalism. Arguing that all educators have role expectations grounded in moral ideals and commitments external to their current and historic roles, substantiates the call for greater teacher autonomy and empowerment, while establishing the need for and authority of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Heckman, Paul E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
School and community renewal calls for a moral democratic concept of leadership based on principles and practices of caring, trust, social justice, and collaborative inquiry. This concept can best be served by merging teacher and administrator preparation programs. Efforts of an eight-year Educational and Community Change Project in Tucson,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Bureaucracy, Community Development, Cooperation
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