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Reising, Amy; Orr, Margaret Terry; Sandy, Mary Vixie – Planning and Changing, 2019
Policy analysts have advocated for better licensure assessments to determine leadership candidate quality and improve readiness for school leadership roles. Through a professionally guided design team process, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) developed initial leadership assessments [three cycles of the California Administrator…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Performance Based Assessment, Leadership Training, Evaluation Methods
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Parson, Laura; Hunter, Cheryl – Planning and Changing, 2019
The challenges and opportunities faced by rural principals often fundamentally differ from those of urban and suburban principals due to geographic and social isolation, low enrollment, and small staff. Recent research, such as the special issue of Peabody Journal of Education (2014) on rural school leadership have explored the unique challenges…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Farnan, Shantel; Seeger, Victoria; Gray Smith, Linda; McBride, Mike – Planning and Changing, 2019
"When you need to innovate, you need collaboration" (Racher, 2017, web-blog). In an ever-changing time in education, when critics are in full force, when there continue to be teacher shortages and competition for teacher candidates, the time comes for both school districts and universities to decide to be intentionally innovative and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Urban Schools
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Cohen, Rinat; Schechter, Chen – Planning and Changing, 2019
The professional literature views school principals as major socializing agents for assistant principals (AP) due to their ability to determine the AP's responsibilities, assess performance, and influence the AP's willingness to advance to higher management roles. The effect of the relationship between the two on the AP's functioning is even…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Principals, Interprofessional Relationship, Socialization
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Dennis, Jeremy – Planning and Changing, 2019
Creating a more coherent and integrated curriculum in higher education is a perennial concern. Critics and philosophers such as Immanuel Kant--one of the fathers of our modern academic system--candidly describes the political, social, and economic influences that underwrite academic fragmentation and dysfunction. Despite its complex definitions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Change Strategies
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Eberhard, Joseph P.; Cistone, Peter J. – Planning and Changing, 2019
With two-thirds of new leaders being women, it is becoming clearer that the face of our educational organizations is changing in symbolic and substantive ways. Some scholars have argued that every dimension of organizational leadership, including decision making, can be categorized as a masculine or feminine approach. Additionally, each decision…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Masculinity, Femininity, Public Schools
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Kamrath, Barry – Planning and Changing, 2019
After being identified as a school in need of improvement, one struggling inner city high school implemented an evening school alternative program to reduce their suspension, failure, and dropout rates. In its first year, the program graduated 100% of the student participants, all of whom were in danger of dropping out, or being kicked out of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Urban Schools, Dropout Prevention
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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2019
This study examines principals' understanding and implementation of social justice (SJ) in the Arab education system in Israel. Qualitative research employed observations and fourteen semi-structured interviews with school principals to clarify their perceptions of SJ at school, activities to promote SJ, and leadership characteristics advancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Arabs, Leadership
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs