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Power, Kerith; Roberts, Dianne – 1999
The success of the Minimbah Aboriginal Preschool in Armidale, New South Wales (Australia) is due largely to the leadership abilities of its Aboriginal director, Dianne Roberts. Much of her leadership success comes from knowing her communities and her place in them. From an Aboriginal perspective, there is much more to knowing a community than a…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Biculturalism, Colonialism, Culturally Relevant Education
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Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala – Educational Policy, 2010
This essay represents an attempt to contribute to the growing body of literature on education in conflict and emergency situations by analyzing shifts in sources of authority and their influence on conceptions of leadership in the context of a decades-long armed conflict in the predominately Muslim regions of the southern Philippines. Interviews…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Conflict, Leadership
Walsh, Garnar – College and University Business, 1970
Effective leadership is dependent upon knowledge of informal power structures which can often assist in attaining group goals. (Editor)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Community Leaders, Group Dynamics, Group Unity
Gomez-Sevilla SJ, Hugo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Innovation has taken place in education as a necessity to respond to a rapidly changing world. In their commitment to contribute to the creative and healing mission of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit School Network of Catalonia created HORIZON 2020 to envision a new school to effectively educate in the 21st Century and adapt the Ignatian…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Catholics, Catholic Schools, Organizations (Groups)
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Fennell, Hope-Arlene – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2005
This article discusses the findings from a recently completed two-year study of women principals' lived experiences with leadership. It focuses on the six women's lived experiences with leading change in their school. Data were collected using in-depth, phenomenological interviews, observations of the principals' work in schools, and field notes.…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership, Principals, Longitudinal Studies
Kelly, Deirdre M. – 1993
Conditions that foster and hinder participatory research are examined, using examples from one such research project aimed at dropout reduction undertaken with students in a "last chance" high school. The 13 student researchers sometimes used racial, gender, and social class differences to gain power and display undemocratic behavior within the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Democracy, Dropout Prevention, Educational Researchers
Adeyanju, 'Lade Joel – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2006
Leadership is a subjective concept that can be applied in diverse ways, depending on the circumstances either negative or positive (Ubong and Wokocha, 2001) Subjective as the concept of leadership is, it is definable in relationship with power. Galbraith (1984) used Max Weber's definition of power to make leadership more understandable. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Leadership, College Students, Power Structure
Henry, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Employee perceptions of campus climate and job satisfaction have long been a source of interest for both researchers and administrators wishing to pinpoint the source(s) of dissatisfaction in order to maintain and improve morale. The purpose of this study was to assess employee perceptions of campus climate on overarching morale and job…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Morale, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Fuller, Kay – Educational Review, 2019
In neoliberal times, marketisation, managerialism and performativity suggest a values-free approach to educational leadership. School leaders, tasked with driving educational reforms, have not always resisted the reforms they find unpalatable, such as a standards agenda, prescribed curricula, high stakes testing and the fragmentation of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Neoliberalism
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Margolin, Ilana – Educational Action Research, 2007
This study describes three action cycles I identified retrospectively and examines the processes I underwent through the lens of research literature dealing with leadership. I then provide a retrospective account of my reflections on my actions over a four-year period. As the head of the Elementary School Department in a teacher education college,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Leadership
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Mackey, Hollie J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to (a) analyze the potential effects of the new relationship between state and federal governments on tribal sovereignty and self-determination and (b) problematize the devolution of power back to the states as they are entrusted to use the guiding frameworks of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensure…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Self Determination, Federal Indian Relationship
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Uhlik, Kim S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2006
Nature continually impresses humans in its role as an omnipresent, if not ultimate, source of power. One hallmark of outdoor and adventure education (OAE) has been its presumption that humans' interaction with aspects of Nature's "power" promotes the antecedents of leadership: measurable, persistent psychological effects and behavioral…
Descriptors: Program Design, Adventure Education, Leadership, Outdoor Education
Jones, Cynthia Cavenaugh – 1980
This guidebook for administrators of early childhood programs discusses effective leadership and use of power in program management. Leadership is defined as planning for change to improve an organization. Power, differentiated from authority, is defined as an ability to influence others' behaviors; power is always granted by the people over whom…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Early Childhood Education, Job Satisfaction
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Jones, Libby Falk – Composition Studies, 2004
Drawing on concepts and practices from the fields of communication, conflict management, leadership, and feminist theory, as well as on her experience as a teacher-administrator, the author explores perceptions, sources, and consequences of power. She argues that effective small college writing administrators must understand the availability of…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Administrators, Power Structure, Writing (Composition)
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Busher, Hugh; McKeown, Penny – Management in Education, 2005
Leaders at all levels in schools try to implement particular policies and practices. These arise in response to pressures in the policy, social and economic contexts in which they work and from their own social and educational values. As part of the process of implementation, leaders try to modify existing organisational cultures to bind their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Values, Political Attitudes, Social Justice
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