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Oplatka, Izhar; Hefer-Antebi, Elioz – Planning and Changing, 2008
The leadership and career experiences of the principal in other eras are relatively missing from both the writings about school administration nowadays and the social history of schools. Exploring past forms of leadership might shed light on enduring aspects of leadership and its contextual-historical influences as well as on the development of…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Moral Values, Leadership Styles
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2007
The literature on educational marketing to date has been concerned with the ways by which schools market and promote themselves in the community, their strategies to maintain and enhance their image, and the factors affecting parents and children and the processes they undergo when choosing their junior high and high school. Yet, there remains a…
Descriptors: Principals, Role, Student Recruitment, Public Relations
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2004
Oplatka demonstrates the process of self-renewal that was experienced by Israeli mid-career teachers subsequent to the arrival of a new woman principal and discusses contextual and biographical determinants of the process. He says that most teachers felt stagnated and even frustrated during the middle of their career cycle. He also stresses that…
Descriptors: Principals, Females, Women Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Oplatka, Izhar – Planning and Changing, 2001
Uses life-story method to examine types of difficulties 25 female elementary principals in Israel encountered in the early years as principals. Reports two kinds of difficulties: reluctance to give orders and "normal" beginning-principal difficulties. (Contains 24 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Induction