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Wyland, Catherine – Planning and Changing, 2016
Public school district leadership is dominated by males while teaching is dominated by females (Blount, 1998; Glass, Bj√∂rk, & Brunner, 2000; Grogan, 1996). Some may not recognize this as a problem while others might refer to this underrepresentation as a glass ceiling, a sticky floor, a concrete wall, or a glass cliff. In any case, the…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Superintendents, Demography
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Boyland, Lori – Planning and Changing, 2013
Due to an aging population of currently practicing superintendents, research predicts a large turnover in public school superintendent positions in this decade. Questions exist regarding whether there are sufficient numbers of potential superintendent candidates in training to fill these positions. Although principals have been recognized as a…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools
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Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn; Sachs, Deb; Angelov, Azure Dee Smiley; Wheeler, Lynn – Planning and Changing, 2011
Recent research suggests the need for more intensive clinically-based teacher preparation programs. Many institutions of higher education, in partnership with school districts and education reform organizations, are responding to these findings. This article focuses on the experience of administrators and faculty in one urban teacher residency…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Fellowships, STEM Education
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Kowalski, Theodore J. – Planning and Changing, 2008
Doubts about effectiveness and relevancy have made the academic preparation of superintendents a reform issue in most states. Attention being given to this topic has inevitably rekindled several fundamental questions such as: To what extent is the academic preparation of superintendents consistent among and within states? What forces control…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Educational Change, Administrator Education
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Wood, R. Craig; And Others – Planning and Changing, 1990
Reports findings of a study to determine the equity of the current Indiana fiscal distribution for pupil transportation expenditures and develop a more equitable funding model, if possible. If new state appropriation monies are added, a percentage equalizing method should be instituted that would assist school corporations in greatest need. (seven…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Funding Formulas
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Wood, R. Craig; Carros, Dawn – Planning and Changing, 1988
Investigates due process hearing officer decisions in issues (under the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) that could result in increased local education agency (LEA) expenditures in Indiana. Parents prevailed in 64 percent of the cases, indicating no hearing officer bias against increased LEA expenditures for required additional…
Descriptors: Bias, Childrens Rights, Disabilities, Due Process
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McInerney, William D.; Leach, Jack A. – Planning and Changing, 1992
In 1988, Indiana adopted a system of performance-based accreditation for its public schools. This article summarizes a study to describe the program's planning and implementation processes, evaluate program effects, and determine whether relationships exist among successful school improvement and planning and three elements identified in the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Change Strategies, Educational Improvement
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Robson, Donald L. – Planning and Changing, 1981
A survey of 228 Indiana elementary educators examined the administrative role behavior of service deliverers to handicapped students. Role perceptions of special education directors and principals were compared with the expectations of regular and special class teachers and superintendents. The study revealed considerable ambiguity and the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Disabilities, Elementary Education