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Ratliff, Lindon J. – Planning and Changing, 2010
Federal court cases are examined in an effort to view recent First Amendment rights infringements which have occurred in Mississippi. Case law reinforces students' rights to wear same-sex outfits to school functions as well as to bring same-sex dates. Connection to a recent civil rights investigation by the NAACP into a north Mississippi middle…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Court Litigation, Student Rights, Clothing
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Papa, Frank, Jr.; Baxter, Iris A. – Planning and Changing, 2005
There hasn't been enough studies providing systematic, policy-relevant information about the career choices of school leaders and prospective school leaders on which to base some important policy decisions. Here, Papa and Baxter provide information on these issues by analyzing a panel data set of New York State public school employees that…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Career Choice, Labor Market
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Schneider, Gail Thierbach – Planning and Changing, 1984
A total of 942 (59 percent of the national sample) school board members, administrators, and teachers responded to a merit pay opinion survey. Factor analysis revealed six factors; as hypothesized, school board members tended to be in greater agreement with the issues than either administrators or teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Analysis of Variance, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Young, I. Phillip – Planning and Changing, 1984
Responses of 60 males and 12 females (from a sample of 100 superintendents) revealed no differences between the sexes in overall job satisfaction. The most important job factors for females were advancement and supervision; whereas males identified responsibility, working conditions, and interpersonal relationships. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Sex Differences, Superintendents
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Parkay, Forrest W. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Presents a conceptual model of educational leadership that is based on the dimensions of leading groups (including purpose and direction, educational problems, management of events, and standards) and on the dynamics of group interaction. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership
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Gallagher, Karen S. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Examines why an elementary school, set up as a model school promoting learning effectiveness, was not working as predicted. Concentrates on staff assessments of principal's role. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Demonstration Programs, Experimental Programs, Models
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Silver, Paula F.; Moyle, Colin R. J. – Planning and Changing, 1984
To determine what effect a series of inservice programs for school administrators had on participating school principals and their schools, principals filled out questionnaires before and after five inservice programs. Changes were noted in three domains of participant characteristics--cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Strategies
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Riew, John; Larson, John – Planning and Changing, 1984
Develops a model for estimating the comparative costs of a middle school structure and an intermediate school structure. Considers the extensive cost data collected in the Montgomery County (Maryland) school system. (JW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gilman, David A. – Planning and Changing, 1988
This article discusses the uses of production function models and describes the role of inferential statistics for making predictions in school finance. Specifically, the analysis evaluates types, suggests uses, explains the advantages and disadvantages, and lists the statistical complexities of production functions. (JAM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Prediction, Predictive Measurement
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Bogotch, Ira E. – Planning and Changing, 1988
Suggests how to use legal guidelines for drafting educational policies. Analyzes the political context in which present policymaking and governance initiatives exist. Two assumptions frame this article. First, good law makes for good administrative practice. Second, administrator policymaking is more important than the content of the policy…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrators, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
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Norris, Cynthia J.; Achilles, C. M. – Planning and Changing, 1988
Identifies a new source of leadership style--intuitive leadership. Discusses how an intuitive style may fit into the scheme of education leadership-training; reviews literature on intuitive leadership styles; and suggests procedures by which higher educational personnel can employ and encourage the use of intuition as part of the decision-making…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Creative Thinking
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Rich, John Martin – Planning and Changing, 1988
Suggests how administrators may reduce teacher incompetence. Teacher incompetence can be reduced if administrators fully understand and undertake appropriate preventive and remedial measures. Two sections comprise this article. First, a taxonomy of teacher incompetence reveals the magnitude of the problem. Second, preventive and remedial measures…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Malpractice, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Nevin, Ann; Thousand, Jacqueline – Planning and Changing, 1986
Based on an extensive literature search, this paper identifies key actions school administrators may take regarding systems that limit or avoid student referrals for special education services. Findings indicate that referrals may be limited by early intervention strategies and overall improvement of the mainstream educational system. Includes 93…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
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Coleman, Donald G.; Achilles, C. M. – Planning and Changing, 1987
Inspired by the publication of "Leaders for America's Schools" (1987), a guide for improving administrator preparation, this paper identifies program components to be reformed, examines general problems associated with each component, and encourages thinking about solutions to some of these problems. Assessment centers to test administrator skills…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Admission Criteria, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Educational Change
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Webster, William E. – Planning and Changing, 1985
This article reviews problems associated with school planning, highlights reasons for resistance, and suggests components of an effective planning process. Additional functions of an effective plan are identified as serving as a communication and coordinating device, a monitoring framework, a political document, and an organizational database.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Communication
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