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Da'as, Rima'a; Schechter, Chen; Qadach, Mowafaq – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The role of school leaders is particularly complex in today's "era of accountability," which involves high standards for student achievement alongside frequently changing educational systems. Research in the business field has found leader's cognitive complexity to be a predictor of leader and organizational effectiveness whereas the…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Cognitive Processes, Administrator Role, Perspective Taking
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Palmer, Brandon – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Education researchers have continually noted the importance of the principal in affecting student achievement and school success. Despite this importance, school districts seldom use reliable methods to select principals. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the selection processes used to select principals in California. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Principals, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Personnel Selection
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Hvidston, David J.; McKim, Courtney Ann; Holmes, William T. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The goals for this qualitative study were to examine principals' perceptions regarding their own supervision and evaluation. Two research questions guided the qualitative inquiry: (1) What are the greatest strengths of your own supervision and evaluation? and (2) What recommendations would you give to superintendents to improve your own…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Supervision, Administrator Evaluation
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Hiatt, Janet E.; Fairbairn, Shelley B. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
To improve the focus of English Learner (EL), professional development for in-service teachers who may have experienced gaps in prior preparation for serving ELs, this two-part study begins with detailed survey-based data collection and analysis of teachers' perceived preparedness to serve ELs. The data highlights specific priorities for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Gimbel, Phyllis; Kefor, Kristine – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The daily demands on school principals require clear and consistent feedback, and without a mentor, a new principal may not have this type of assistance. This phenomenological study explores the perceptions of new principals and their assigned mentors in one legislated initiative, named by the researcher as the Vermont mentoring…
Descriptors: Principals, Mentors, Feedback (Response), Beginning Principals
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Counts, Jennifer; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Whitford, Denise K. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The multidimensional issue of the representation of diverse students in special education has been a persistent and challenging concern for decades. Overwhelmingly, research outlining racial and ethnic disproportionality data have historically demonstrated stability in the overrepresentation of students of color in special education. However, the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, English Language Learners
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Kaplan, Leslie S.; Owings, William A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. Secretary of Education, has a reform agenda to advance school choice. Her track record includes enabling charter school growth in Michigan at taxpayers' expense with little oversight or accountability. Although an effective advocate, DeVos represents a broader policy movement to privatize American education, much of it…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Policy, Advocacy, Privatization
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Houchens, Gary; Niu, Chunling; Zhang, Jie; Miller, Stephen K.; Norman, Antony D. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The assistant principal plays a key role in school success but research suggests there are differences between principals and assistant principals in their perceptions of their roles. The 2011 Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning Kentucky survey responses of educator perceptions were statistically analyzed for the statewide sample of…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Predictor Variables
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Meyers, Coby; Sadler, Jonathan – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
School turnaround initiatives have prioritized the school principal as the change lever. Little overall consideration about the critical role district leadership plays. In this study, we analyze the turnaround launch and, improvement plans of school district leaders participating in a university, turnaround program. We find that district leaders…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, School District Reorganization, Barriers
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Pérez-García, Purificación; López, Carmen; Bolívar, Antonio – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Our study aims to discover the degree of efficacy of the principal's performance in relation to the learning objectives, curriculum, and results, and explore the relationship among the perceptions of the inspectors, teachers, and management teams about the principal's efficacy in promoting students' learning. The Vanderbilt Assessment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Wells, Caryn M.; Klocko, Barbara A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
In this conceptual article, the researchers review the nature of stress as reported by principals and suggest a means for responding to that stress with efforts that have resulted in resilience for people in numerous occupations, with particular emphasis on physicians. This article presents an argument that internal coping methods such as…
Descriptors: Principals, Metacognition, Well Being, Accountability
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Boyland, Lori G.; Kirkeby, Kimberley M.; Boyland, Margaret I. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Principals should lead for social justice, particularly in support of marginalized and vulnerable students like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents. This quantitative survey-based study collected data from 116 middle grade principals in Indiana to examine the implementation of antibullying policies and best…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Middle Schools
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Fenning, Pamela; Jenkins, Kisha – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
School discipline and school safety are primary areas of concern for school administrators. This article summarizes the research literature regarding suspension in response to nonviolent and subjective offenses for racial/ethnic minorities. Steps that administrators can follow in applying a root cause analysis with a focus on school practices are…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Discipline, Suspension
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Sinclair, Anne C.; Bray, Laura E.; Wei, Yan; Clancy, Erin E.; Wexler, Jade; Kearns, Devin M.; Lemons, Christopher J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Secondary school administrators increasingly include students with disabilities in general education classrooms with coteaching models. Theoretically, coteaching enables two educators to attend to the learning needs of students with disabilities while exposing them to grade-level content area instruction. However, our study on teachers'…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Secondary School Teachers
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Duncheon, Julia C.; DeMatthews, David E. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Early college high schools, which allow underrepresented students to earn up to an associate's degree during 9th through 12th grades, have been lauded for their potential to increase college access and opportunity. Yet little is known about the role of the principal. Using data drawn from 10 administrators in the borderlands of West Texas, this…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, College Preparation, High School Students
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