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Reames, Ellen H. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Educational leadership redesign efforts have been numerous in recent years. Scholars have reported descriptions of these redesigns and have included important and relevant program improvements (Brooks, Reames, & Reed, 2010; Browne-Ferrigno, 2011; Buttram & Doolittle, 2015; Mountford & Acker-Hocevar, 2013; Phillips, 2013), unique…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Instructor Coordinators
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Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Planning and Changing, 2015
On nearly any international index of those nations where women suffer the greatest, Afghanistan remains consistently identified within the top ten year after year. Afghanistan stands at a crossroad as the country makes the transition from reliance on extensive support for security from the international community to its own police forces and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Profiles
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Mahmood, Abaida – Planning and Changing, 2015
Leadership is less about our needs, and more about the needs of the people around us and the organization we are leading. Leadership styles are not something to be tried on like so many suits, to see which fits. Rather, they should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation, the particular requirements of the people involved and the…
Descriptors: Models, Women Administrators, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities
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Zambo, Debby – Planning and Changing, 2013
Thanks to the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) newly designed EdD programs are developing scholarly practitioners who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to resolve the problems of practice they are facing. To achieve this, students are taking core courses and, in many programs, completing an internship, or…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Methods, Graduate Surveys, Doctoral Programs
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Winkelman, Peg – Planning and Changing, 2012
In this study the discipline of collaborative inquiry is employed to prepare aspiring administrators to lead for equity. Educational leadership students are required to conduct a site-based collaborative inquiry resulting in an Equity Plan signature assignment. As they develop their Equity Plans, emerging leaders also participate in a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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Ă„rlestig, Helene – Planning and Changing, 2012
Effective integration of learning and practice continues to remain a challenge in leadership preparation. This paper describes a learning module used in a course within the Swedish National Principal Training Program and how it attempts to bridge learning with practice. In this course, each participant conducted a study in a school with the…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions
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Peters, Gary B.; Searby, Linda J. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes an educational leadership course in which students perform action research. The assignment, along with its structure, restraints, directions, and outcomes is described. Student topics are presented in detail, along with the data source used for each project. The authors argue for the utility of action research on school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Change Agents, Educational Change, Training Methods
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Lawton, Stephen B. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The purpose of this synthesis of the literature on charter school effectiveness is to develop a research agenda on the topic and to propose action that will lead to improved performance of charter schools. To accomplish these goals, background information is first provided including: a definition of charter schools; statistics on charter schools;…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Effective Schools Research, Definitions, Statistical Data
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Padilla, Frank E. – Planning and Changing, 2009
Teachers encounter countless obstacles to ensure their needs are met when represented by the traditional union-administration working relationship. Unions hold established opinions and ideas on school policy about matters in the public school arena. The tradition of unions and district officials keeping one another placated in an adversarial…
Descriptors: Unions, Leadership Qualities, Educational Change, Interviews
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article reports findings from formative assessments of one state's administrator mentoring and induction program during two years of program piloting in 2002/03 and 2003/04. The purpose of this evaluation research was to establish baseline data and to detect problem areas, so that changes could be made in subsequent years. More broadly, the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evaluation Research, Administrators, Educational Administration
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Winter, Paul A.; Keepers, Beverly C.; Petrosko, Joseph P.; Ricciardi, P. Diane – Planning and Changing, 2005
One of the most critical responsibilities to educational leaders and administrators is the task of planning the staffing of schools and school districts with the qualified professionals required to deliver high quality educational programs. This study addressed recruiting qualified school counselors to staff schools in the 27th largest school…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Counselors, Educational Change, Educational Administration
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Machell, James R.; Basom, Margaret R.; Berube, William G.; Sorenson, Dean L. – Planning and Changing, 2003
Facilitating participatory processes in graduate leadership classrooms appears to be a natural precursor to students modeling the development of democratic environments in their future work. Doing so, however, might require the involvement of students in a variety of activities heretofore the domain of professors. One example of such a democratic…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration
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Ashbaugh, Carl R.; Kasten, Katherine Lewellan – Planning and Changing, 1984
Interviews with 19 elementary and secondary school principals provided information about the principals' most difficult administrative decisions. Analysis of the factors affecting their decisions revealed three types of values underlying the decisions--personalistic, organizational, and transcendant--with distinctly different potentials for…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Decision Making
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Lutz, Frank W.; Dow, Teri Goodall – Planning and Changing, 1981
Reports the findings of a study that sought to identify the top 10 programs in educational administration from among those institutions holding membership in the University Council for Educational Administration, what factors contribute to the programs' success, and why programs receive such varying degrees of recognition. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Quality
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Johnston, Gladys Styles; And Others – Planning and Changing, 1980
Reports on a study examining such hypotheses as that proportionally fewer women than men seek administrative posts, that women who become administrators have more teaching experience than male administrators, and that male and female candidates have equal academic qualifications. (IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Educational Administration