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Beal, Heather K. Olson; Rudolph, Amanda M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Due to increased public school accountability, heightened scrutiny of higher education, ongoing demographic shifts, and lean economic times, many in higher education are turning to the federal grant system for financial support to facilitate needed program improvements because other funding sources have been diminished or eliminated. Teacher…
Descriptors: Grants, Case Studies, Hispanic American Students, Barriers
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Sperandio, Jill – Planning and Changing, 2015
Women aspiring to be principals and superintendents in the U.S. public school system have little information concerning optimum career paths to leadership. This article considers recent research and theory regarding career planning in the context of K-12 schools, and the different approaches adopted by male and female aspirants. The choice of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Career Planning, Principals
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Kearney, W. Sean; Kelsey, Cheryl; Sinkfield, Carolin – Planning and Changing, 2014
This study measures the impact of targeted interventions on the emotional intelligence of aspiring principals. The interventions utilized were designed by Nelson and Low (2011) to increase emotionally intelligent leadership skills in the following six areas: social awareness/active listening; anxiety management; decision making; appropriate use of…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Characteristics, Principals
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Alford, Betty; Rudolph, Amanda; Beal, Heather Olson; Hill, Brenda – Planning and Changing, 2014
Increasing rigor in secondary school classrooms for college and career readiness is a priority throughout the nation with the adoption of more challenging standards for student performance and is an important role for school leaders in creating conditions in schools to meet this challenge (Young, 2012). P-16 partnerships can assist by aligning the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Klinker, JoAnn Franklin; Hoover, J. Duane; Valle, Fernando; Hardin, Fred – Planning and Changing, 2014
Experience in problem-based learning, authentic experiences, on-the-job decision making, and critical reflection on decisions made formed the conceptual framework of an internship to develop democratic leadership as a professional ethic in interns. Interns in an on-the-job guided internship examined decisions over a 13-week period as they…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Democracy, Leadership, Internship Programs
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Dorris, Denae – Planning and Changing, 2010
Renovation and construction of Texas public schools is occurring at a rapid pace and at high prices. Business continues to blossom in the area of school construction. Several factors influence the need to renovate or construct schools, but the impact curriculum mandates have on school construction is seldom explored. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Construction, School Districts, Educational Finance
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Harris, Sandra; Irons, E. Jane; Crawford, Carolyn – Planning and Changing, 2006
Accountability and assessment are critical components to the success of schools today. As leaders of school districts, superintendents in Texas and across the nation are faced daily with meeting this challenge. While doing so, they must remember that their priority commitment is not to testing programs, but to helping children achieve.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Testing Programs
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Harris, Sandy; Crocker, Charlene – Planning and Changing, 2003
Investigates role and attitudes of on-campus mentors (public-school administrators) in a Texas university principal-preparation program. After completion of summer session, mentors were asked what they found rewarding about their role and what impact the experience had on their practice. Mentors also identified certain mentoring difficulties.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors
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Knight, Stephanie L.; Erlandson, David A. – Planning and Changing, 2003
The purpose of this article is to discuss an approach to analyzing the interactive effects of multiple reform efforts within a school or school district. The approach resulted from an intensive study of reform in one district in a state characterized by a strong accountability system. First, the authors present a brief history of educational…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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Gates, Gordon S.; Siskin, Dorothy – Planning and Changing, 2001
Examines relationship between principal leadership styles and attitudes toward sharing decision-making with teachers within the context of state-mandated site-based decision-making in Texas. Finds among other things that a principal's collaborative leadership style increases with experience and adaptability. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Principals
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Harris, Edward L. – Planning and Changing, 1992
Summarizes a study attempting to explain how an East Texas junior high principal influenced cultural values. The case study provides a time- and context-bound glimpse into the school's evolutionary acculturation process. Findings suggest no definitive ways to manage school culture but show the importance of using symbolic resources (newspapers,…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, Educational Environment, Junior High Schools
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Day, Susan G. – Planning and Changing, 1989
Conventional programs are under consideration in Texas, as the legislature debates the proper way to "equalize" the school financing system. Taxing real property is outdated, because much of the state's wealth is in intellectual property. Despite committing billions of dollars, the state legislature has not made any meaningful change in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoyle, John R. – Planning and Changing, 1987
Describes the Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) required of all Texans seeking certification as principals, supervisors, or superintendents. Discusses certain test controversies (including test development by an out-of-state firm), the quality of administraor training in Texas, test objectives, and the future of ExCET.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Certification
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Teter, Ralph – Planning and Changing, 1972
Provides several guidelines drawn from the successful experiences of the Education Service Center concept in Texas for intermediate service unit involvement in educational planning. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Guidelines, Intermediate Administrative Units, Regional Cooperation
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Lawrence, Tom – Planning and Changing, 1974
Describes the establishment and functions of 20 regional education service centers in Texas. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Intermediate Administrative Units, Regional Planning
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