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Campanotta, Linda; Simpson, Patricia; Newton, Jodi – Education, 2018
The leadership of school principals is widely considered to have a strong influence on the quality of teaching and learning in schools. University-based leadership preparation programs have the responsibility for preparing candidates to serve as school principals and in other leadership capacities. This qualitative study of educational leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
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Brown, Goldy, III; Bynum, Yvette; Beziat, Tara – Education, 2017
The literature on school leadership shows a correlation between effective leadership and increases in student achievement. However, low-income students continue to be disproportionately represented among students who are below grade level in reading and math. This study explored principal practices that went on in six-low income elementary…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Elementary Schools, Principals
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Brown, Goldy, III – Education, 2016
This study investigated leadership supports provided by an elementary principal of 15 years in a high performing diverse school. Employing document analysis and interviews, the researcher gathered and analyzed data in an effort to identify those leadership strategies that could be replicated at other school sites. The study identified the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Administrator Role, Academic Achievement
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Sparapani, Ervin F.; Calahan, Patricia S. – Education, 2015
Mathematics, science, and technology are three disciplines that are highly discussed in national and international circles, especially as regards their importance to the success of young people after they leave school. With that, the purpose of the study is to examine the integration of technology into mathematics and science instruction in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Yard?b?, Nursel; Küçük, Fazil – Education, 2015
This study's aim is that to determine the requirements for school principals' selection and assignment conditions and to present these requirements' effects. Qualitative research design was used in this research, and also this study is content analysis research. School principals' selection and assignment conditions in Regulations between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Personnel Selection, Job Placement
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Shaw, Jimmy; Newton, Jodi – Education, 2014
If the most precious product developed in education is the student, then our most prized commodity should be the classroom teacher. According to numerous studies (Allen, Pianta, Gregory, Mikami, & Lun, 2011; Clotfelter, Ladd, & Vigdor, 2010; Darling-Hammond, 2000), the greatest influence on a student's achievement is the classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, Leadership Styles
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Bigham, Sarah G.; Hively, Dorothy E.; Toole, Georgiann H. – Education, 2014
This study examined public school partners' expectations of teacher candidates and beginning teachers and the qualities that principals consider most important when hiring new teachers. Teachers in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia (N = 130) responded to 37 Likert-style survey questions based upon the 100 school principals' interview questions…
Descriptors: Principals, Cooperating Teachers, Expectation, Student Teachers
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Okutan, Mehmet – Education, 2014
The emergence of new approaches in educational management, have made mandatory to consider the school administration as "school leader". School principals of today's schools, are obliged to become individuals who influence teachers and students by dint of their personal characteristics, getting rid of being one who utilizes legal powers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, School Administration, Administrator Characteristics
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Konakli, Tugba – Education, 2014
The purpose of this research is to examine teachers' views about schools' openness to change The sample of the research consists of 397 teachers working in 18 elementary and 12 secondary schools in the central district of Kocaeli. Faculty Change Orientation Scale -FCOS which was developed by Smith & Hoy (2007) was used for the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Yardibi, Nursel – Education, 2014
The purpose of the study is to determine tendencies in educational sciences doctoral dissertations according to divisions, research methods and desings, data collection tools, data analysis techniques, and leadership levels in Turkey. This content analysis study has been desinged with qualitative research methods. This research has been limited by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis
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Kohler-Evans, Patty; Webster-Smith, Angela; Albritton, Shelly – Education, 2013
School personnel are not having the number or quality of meaningful conservations needed to move schools forward in a focused, cohesive manner. In the face of compelling evidence and best practices, many school leaders and teachers continue to work in isolation. There remains a dearth of professional learning communities and where they exist, many…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Personnel, Academic Achievement, Principals
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Ash, Ruth C.; Hodge, Patricia H.; Connell, Peggy H. – Education, 2013
The overall picture that emerges from a review of literature pinpoints two elements that inhibit recruiting and hiring effective principals. Primary hindrances include the growing shortage of qualified applicants in conjunction with a growing student population and the reality of the challenging demands, responsibilities, and complexities of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Recruitment, Personnel Selection, Administrator Effectiveness
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AlMusaileem, Muhammad Y. – Education, 2012
This study argues for a new theory in school management based on the notion of positive containment which benefited from the integration of the main two patterns of leadership, i.e., the democratic and the authoritarian. In this theory, the school principal has to deal with one external and five internal circles of positive containments. The…
Descriptors: Principals, Education Work Relationship, Human Relations, School Based Management
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Gulcan, Murat Gurkan – Education, 2012
The issue of leadership competencies has been the subject of scientific research since 1980s. Through this study, it is determined whether instructional competencies of school principals vary depending on the type of school they work at and their field. Data obtained as a result of this study were associated with the effect of the field and type…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Qualifications
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Al-Zboon, Mohammad Saleem; Hasan, Manal Subhi – Education, 2012
The study aimed to measuring the applying degree of the strategic school planning stages at the Governmental high schools from the educational supervisors and principals perspective in the directorates related to Amman city, the study society was formed of the educational supervisors and principals working at Educational directorates related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Strategic Planning, Faculty
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