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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Player, Daniel W. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The importance of leadership in schools is substantiated, and we know that effective leaders call upon certain practices to influence student achievement. What remains less clear is how the professional backgrounds of educators may influence effective leader practice. This study utilizes data from the Schools and Staffing Survey to first identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Döös, Marianne; Wilhelmson, Lena; Madestam, Jenny; Örnberg, Åsa – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This article presents a study of five schools with shared principalship. It contributes knowledge about how shared principalship is experienced by people who work closely ("close subordinates") with the shared principalship constellations. Data consists of 20 semi-structured interviews. Close subordinates describe that the shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, School Administration, Administrative Organization
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Tessman, Darcy – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Federal and Arizona educational policies challenge U.S.-Mexico border educators to meet the diverse needs of bilingual, bicultural students while also being required to use instructional pedagogies that offer monolingual and monocultural schooling experiences. Ethnographic research captures American schooling experiences of Latino…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mexican American Education, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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Filippi, John R.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are required in most of the nation's public schools, and many superintendents have been tasked with implementing them in their school systems. Using leadership for learning as a conceptual framework, this case study examined the leadership behaviors of one superintendent in a Midwestern state, whose district…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Superintendents, Leadership, Program Implementation
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Karadag, Engin – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Educational organizations in institutionalized environments may try to reflect a legitimate image of the environment in their internal structure. However, there may be loosely coupled relationship between anticipated legitimacy and the performed actions in the schools. Thus, that lack of congruence between rhetoric and the behaviors constitutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Integrity
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Marynowski, Richelle; Mombourquette, Carmen; Slomp, David – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This study applies a bioecological lens to the examination of school change in the area of classroom assessment. We conducted a case study that examined the processes within a rural secondary school that supported and inhibited change in classroom assessment practices. Data collection included teacher and principal interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Educational Assessment
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Aravena, Felipe – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The darker side of leadership is unexplored. To help fill this gap, this study focuses on the subordinate's perspective of destructive leadership behaviors. The purpose of this article is to identify the most frequent destructive leadership behaviors in small elementary schools in Chile through a qualitative approach. According to the data,…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Elementary Schools, Leadership Styles, Communication Skills
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Fetman, Lisa J. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Despite scant empirical support, Arizona's restrictive language policy (Proposition 203, 2000) sustains as a result of the veneer of democracy (a political strategy that projects equitable inclinations while shielding inequitable ideologies). This article compares findings from an ethnographic study of one linguistically diverse Arizona high…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Language Planning, Democracy, State Legislation
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Lu, Jiafang; Hallinger, Phillip – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
In this study, we examine how cooperation and constructive controversy evidenced within school management teams (SMT) relate to collaboration among teachers. Dyad survey data was collected from SMT members and teachers at 32 primary schools in Hong Kong. Results of multilevel regression analysis indicated that cooperation among SMT members was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Elementary School Teachers
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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
This case study followed the implementation of the co-principal leadership model in a K-8 school district for three years. A district superintendent implemented the co-principal model to (1) resolve issues around merging existing schools with well-established principals; (2) provide leadership stability and succession planning; and (3) serve as a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Program Implementation, Models
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Fuller, Ed; Hollingworth, Liz – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Policymakers are proposing the use of outcome measures as indicators of effective principal preparation programs. The three most common metrics recommended are: (1) graduates' effectiveness in improving student achievement test scores, (2) graduate job placement rates, and (3) principal job retention once employed. This article explores the use of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Wachen, John; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Through policies like No Child Left Behind, the federal government incentivized the use of student performance data as a core strategy for improving student achievement. The assumption behind these efforts is that data will be used to guide teacher practice and promote high-quality instruction. This study examined how teachers describe using data…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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Townsend, Tony; Bayetto, Anne; Dempster, Neil; Johnson, Greer; Stevens, Elizabeth – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
This paper reports on Australian case study research in schools where principals completed the Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) program. The purpose was to gather data about the effects of PALL on principals' leadership and the impact of interventions in Reading on teaching, student learning, and achievement. Data gathering included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Principals, Management Development
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Ford, Timothy G.; Ware, Jordan K. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Few studies that examine organizational conditions conducive to teacher learning utilize social-psychological theory to explain how leader actions specifically support teachers' psychological needs as learners. We apply self-determination theory to the conceptualization of a new construct, Teacher Self-Regulatory Climate (TSRC), defined as a set…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Individual Needs, Educational Environment
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