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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2007
This article shares findings from an exploratory case study about an advanced school leadership development program designed specifically for practicing principals and administrator-trained teachers. The program was designed to help a high-need rural district transform its principalship from school management into learner-center leadership while…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Principals, Teacher Leadership
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Fauske, Janice R.; Ogawa, Rodney T. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1987
Describes how an elementary school coped with its principal's impending departure and extends R. Gephart's grounded theory of leader succession--that faculty collectively degrade the departing principal's status. This study finds individual degradation attitudes prevalent among teachers lacking meaningful contact with the departing principal.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Education, Employment Problems, Interpersonal Competence
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Kornai, Andras; Pullman, Geoffrey K. – Language, 1990
This paper demonstrates that a formalization of the content of X-bar theory reveals very little substance in its claims. Six conditions that encapsulate X-bar theory are discussed: lexicality, succession, uniformity, maximality, centrality, and optionality. (50 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Phrase Structure
Allison, Sean David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Makary Kotoko (MK), a Central Chadic B language, is spoken in the north of Cameroon just south of Lake Chad. Published works on MK to date include about a dozen articles on different aspects of the grammar of the language, primarily by H. Tourneux. The present work, which is based on a substantial corpus of recorded texts, is a systematic…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Research, African Languages, Morphology (Languages)
Comella, Bonnie E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over the past 20 years, many colleges and universities have developed diversity support programs aimed at improving underrepresented minority student success in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. Developing such programs is important for facilitating higher minority-graduation rates in STEM and broadening…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Miskel, Cecil; Cosgrove, Dorothy – Review of Educational Research, 1985
This paper constructs an administrator succession model specifying major school process and outcome variables. The succession literature is reviewed using the model's components which include the selection process, organizational structure, school culture, educational programs, successor actions, community, and succession effects. Strategies for…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Role, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Richards, Patricia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
Corporations invest heavily in human resource management infrastructures intended amongst other things to provide for the future leadership needs of the corporation. Adopting well-known succession planning techniques, human resource managers routinely engage in corporate leadership identification and development processes, often directly involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporations, Human Resources, Leadership
Roberson, Tamara Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Providing effective administrative leadership that has a positive impact on student achievement often is problematic for school principals. Research suggests that collaboration and shared decision making are functions of effective leadership, and according to the premises of effective school instructional leadership, leadership should change with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Leadership Styles, Personality Traits
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Meirink, Jacobiene A.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
A considerable amount of current research on teaching and teacher education focuses on teacher collaboration. Teacher collaboration is presumed to be a powerful learning environment for teachers' professional development. However, empirical research about how teachers actually learn in collaborative settings is lacking. In this study, learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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Glegg, Alastair – Management in Education, 2008
This article presents the text of a lecture delivered to an imaginary History of Education class in the year 2084. In the lecture, the speaker explains that historians have often come across evidence of human activities and beliefs which seem to them odd or even inexplicable. The latter half of the twentieth century was remarkable for the number…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Historians, Educational History, Lecture Method
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Plaza-Pust, Carolina – Modern Language Journal, 2008
Research over the last decades has shown that language development in its multiple forms is characterized by a succession of stable and unstable states. However, the variation observed is neither expected nor can it be accounted for on the basis of traditional learning concepts conceived of within the Universal Grammar (UG) paradigm. In this…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Systems Approach, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Gordon, Jenny; Patterson, Jean A. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2006
In this paper, we critique the study of school leadership for its normative, singular, and evolutionary tendencies. Through an empirical study of leadership we offer an approach that suggests new possibilities for the field. Through the use of a qualitative, grounded theory methodology, we developed profiles of principals that illustrate a variety…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Context Effect
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Parsons, Christine; Fidler, Brian – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2005
This article argues for a new theoretical paradigm for the analysis of change in educational institutions that is able to deal with such issues as readiness for change, transformational change and the failure of change strategies. Punctuated equilibrium (Tushman and Romanelli, 1985) is a theory which has wide application. It envisages long-term…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Colleges
Leonard, Carole S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which the mission of preparing teachers to teach for social justice is operationalized within the methods courses in teacher preparation programs that assert a social justice mission. A qualitative content analysis was conducted of course syllabi for English/Language Arts courses, using a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Methods Courses, Secondary Education, English Instruction
Sutton, David M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The public school superintendent's role has changed substantially over time, and the work of superintendents is more complex, demanding, and challenging than ever before. Recent studies indicate that 70% to 80% of the nation's superintendents will leave their positions over the next five years, suggesting the imminent entry of many new…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Superintendents, Administrator Role, Phenomenology
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