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Perrone, Frank – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
This overview of the research revealed that diversity in the pipeline leading to the principalship is lacking and critical. The article first provided a synopsis of educator demographics, illustrating clear disparity in principal representation by race/ethnicity and sex/gender. Subsequent review of relevant empirical research demonstrated clear…
Descriptors: Principals, Diversity, Race, Minority Group Students
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Yamashiro, Kyo; Huchting, Karen; Ponce, Manuel N., Jr.; Coleman, Dana Adams; McGowan-Robinson, Laura – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, leadership preparation programs must tackle the mutually-reinforcing goals of increasing the development of leaders from under-represented populations and cultivating culturally responsive leadership. This paper adds to the discussion of how best to improve leadership preparation by…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Student Diversity, Disproportionate Representation, Culturally Relevant Education
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Clement, Davis; Thornton, Margaret; Miles Nash, Angel; Sanzo, Karen – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
To learn how principal preparation programs can diversify their enrollment, thereby diversifying the educational leadership workforce, we conducted in-depth interviews with coordinators from a pre-identified sample of the most racially and ethnically diverse principal preparation programs in the U.S. Based on thematic analysis of these interviews,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Recruitment, Social Justice
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Cheung, Rebecca; Gong, Nate – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Research suggests that diversifying the educator workforce has a strong positive influence on students, particularly vulnerable and historically underserved groups. This article presents an intrinsic case study of a Leaders of Color Network that provided promising design elements to reduce professional and racial isolation, promote collective…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Networks, Leadership Responsibility, Personnel Selection
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Secatero, Shawn; Williams, Sheri; Romans, Russ – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
This qualitative study explored the impacts of a principal preparation program to prepare diverse candidates for leadership in New Mexico's Native-serving schools. Faculty at the state's flagship institution collaborated with Native scholars and Tribal members to identify the components of leadership that would honor traditional Indigenous values.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Diversity (Faculty), Indigenous Populations
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Fuller, Edward J.; Young, Michelle D. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Current percentages of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) principals largely mirror those of the teacher workforce. They, however, diverge from student demographics. We provide insight into these racial imbalances by charting principal preparation patterns and demonstrating the typical leadership pipeline in Texas. In doing so, we draw…
Descriptors: Principals, Ethnic Diversity, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation
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Clement, Davis; Young, Michelle D. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
The importance of a diverse leadership workforce has been empirically demonstrated for at least three decades, yet the leadership workforce is still predominantly white and male. Why is this? Programs and participants represented in this issue demonstrate that educational leadership programs can produce candidate pools that are more diverse than…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Diversity, Leadership
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Reynolds, Amy Luelle; Tabron, Lolita A. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
The purpose of our study was to illuminate patterns in district early principal hiring practices (EPHPs) that suppress, reproduce, or build equity and diversity in the principalship. Using Quantitative Criticalism as a framework, we found that district EPHPs do not disrupt longstanding patterns of inequity and exclusion. Instead, the practices…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, School Districts, Minority Groups, Racial Bias
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Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Barakat, Maysaa; Maslin-Ostrowski, Patricia – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe and further our understanding of how a large urban/suburban university-district partnership fostered admission processes that led to a more diversified school leadership pipeline. Across findings was the strong joint decision-making and collaboration thus creating a robust system of…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Admission, Administrator Education, School Districts
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Baroudi, Sandra; Tamim, Rana; Hojeij, Zeina – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Job satisfaction remains until this date a prominent factor that managers seek in their employees to ensure the organization's productivity and success. It has extensively drawn the attention of researchers in the educational field to inform policymakers and school leaders of its impact on teachers' motivation, commitment, stress, retention, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy
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Schildkamp, Kim; Datnow, Amanda – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Because learning from failures is just as important as learning from successes, we used qualitative case study data gathered in the Netherlands and the United States to examine instances in which data teams struggle to contribute to school improvement. Similar factors in both the Dutch and U.S. case hindered the work of the data teams, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Data Use, Failure
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Meyer, Frauke; Patuawa, Jacqueline – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Novice principals' experiences and responses to challenges are important for understanding their sensemaking of their role, especially in view of the contextual complexity of leadership in small schools. Using interview data from 19 novice principals in small schools, we explore principals' sensemaking of their key challenges and responses.…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Small Schools, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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Han, Eunice S. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Because charter school principals are granted more autonomy and discretion than principals of traditional public schools, it is imperative to search for the attributes of principals that may improve charter school performance. This study examines the relationship between principals' collective bargaining and charter school effectiveness. Using…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, School Surveys
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Towers, Emma – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
This paper explores and charts the reasons why some primary school headteachers in "disadvantaged" London schools remain in post at a time of rising rates of attrition of school leaders and headteachers. Instead of exploring the reasons why headteachers are quitting their posts in urban schools, this study examines the retention issue…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Disadvantaged Schools, Labor Turnover
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Arar, Khalid – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
This study examined the performance of superintendents and leaders of the Arab education system in Israel in reducing achievement gaps and promoting curricula that empower and advance students. In-depth interviews were conducted with school governance officials in an attempt to address these key issues: (1) The steps administrators in the Arab…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Conflict, Superintendents, School Administration
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