Educational Leadership and Administration

Articles

Vol. 19, Annual

CAPEA President's Message
CAPEA is celebrating its 19th year of the journal, Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development. This year's theme, "Leadership in a Global Society: Dispositions and Preparation," focuses on the recognition that we live...
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What Being a Successful Principal Really Means: An International Perspective
Abstract: This paper presents an international perspective on successful principals. Data from the International Successful School Principals' Project, now in its sixth year and presently in eight nations and over sixty schools, along with a critical...
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Developing a Perspective on the Global Achievement Gap: School Leaders as International Collaborators
Abstract: In recent years American schools and the scholars who study these schools have become focused on bridging the achievement gap. The scholarly literature is most often focused on the discrepancy in achievement in one school, a region, or perhaps...
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Preparing Educational Leaders for the Global Society: Learning from Conversations with Professors in Thailand
Abstract: This experiential study examines beliefs of Thai professors in educational leadership programs at six Thailand Rajabhat Universities. The research brings broader understanding of preparing educators for rapid globalization. Emerging from...
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Five Ideas for Reframing the Principalship
Abstract: Schools, and especially principals, are challenged constantly to improve learning outcomes for students. We advance five ideas that should help principals address these challenges: (a) student learning "plus," (b) school accomplishments,...
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Social Justice Lenses and Authentic Student Voices: Enhancing Leadership for Educational Justice
Abstract: In addressing the issue of educational inequality and achievement gap, this research article demonstrates that critical implications could be gleaned from listening to the authentic voices of students by using a social justice lens. A social...
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The Effect of Leadership Style on Preservice Concerns about Becoming a Principal
Abstract: This study investigated the interactive effects of supervising principals' and preservice principals' leadership styles on preservice principals' pre and post internship concerns about becoming a principal. These findings suggest that the...
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Inclusive Leadership: Preparing Principals for the Role That Awaits Them
Abstract: Preparing administrators with the capacity to improve instruction for all learners is critical for recruiting and retaining special education teachers. However, recent research points out the need to improve skills of current and future administrators...
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Fund Development Strategies from Higher Education for K-12 Administrators
Abstract: Increasingly, K-12 administrators must address the need for greater funding for their systems and schools. This article presents methods used in higher education that may be of use to its K-12 colleagues. It further suggests professional...
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Leadership in a Global Society: Habits of Mind, of Heart, and of Action
Abstract: If the world is flat, what, then, are the implications for and obligations of educational leaders? Leaders in Bangalore, India offer habits of mind, of heart, and of action that can serve as the bases for a model of educational leadership...
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Vol. 18, Annual

CAPEA President's Message
This year marks the 18th publication of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration's annual journal, Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, whose theme this year is Ethical Leadership...
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Developing Leadership for Equity: What Is the Role of Leadership Preparation Programs?
Abstract: Historically, educational administration programs have prepared graduates in a "universal, one-size-fits-all" approach. As the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, this approach is no longer viable since it seldom takes into...
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Training School Leaders Who Will Promote Educational Justice: What, Why, and How?
Abstract: This article examines social justice as a vehicle for equity for all children. It focuses on the training of school leaders who can promote democratic schools and address inequality in K-12 schools. It outlines the needs assessment, consensus...
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A Model for Successful District-Based Leadership Development Partnerships
Abstract: This article outlines the efforts of the California State University, East Bay Department of Educational Leadership to develop, nurture and implement leadership department partnerships with local school districts. This case study reports...
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The Annual Case: Developing, Organizing, Using, and Disseminating Craft Knowledge
Abstract: An annual-case process that examines principal leadership over the course of a year can provide extensive opportunities for practitioners and professors to collect, examine, and disseminate knowledge in, of, and about practice. Such cases...
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Conversations with Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics (2006) Sage Publications
Abstract: Conversations With Principals: Issues, Values, and Politics, is a unique compilation of interviews with principals at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. This book allows the readers the unusual opportunity to experience the inner...
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California School Principals' Perceptions of the Effects of Proposition 227
Abstract: Few studies provide insight into how California principals perceive Proposition 227 and its impact on bilingual education. The findings of a survey distributed to 100 randomly selected California principals with bilingual programs, indicate...
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Becoming Instructional Leaders: Lessons Learned from Instructional Leadership Work Samples
Abstract: This study reports on lessons learned from pre-service principals as they completed the Instructional Leadership Work Sample project and became instructional leaders. Data were collected from 150 participants over a four-semester time period....
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Discerning Professional Identity and Becoming Bold, Socially Responsible Teacher-Leaders
Abstract: This essay reviews the powerful influence of professional identity in shaping how school leaders perceive their work. I review factors that mold teacher professional identity, implications for educational leadership pedagogy, and supports...
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Understanding the Dynamics of No Child Left Behind: Teacher Efficacy and Support for Beginning Teachers
Abstract: It is imperative that educational administrators continually examine the issues that confront teachers on a day-to-day basis, keeping in mind how they can best assist their faculty in maintaining the focus on their students and the overall...
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The Future Entering: Reflections on and Challenges to Ethical Leadership
Abstract: To enter a future that waits to be born, educational leaders must continually assess their own ethical stance as well as that of the organizations they serve. Three frames form a model for examining the ethics of both individual and organization,...
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Vol. 17, Fall

CAPEA President's Message
This year marks the 17th publication of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration's annual journal, Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, whose theme this year is Preparing Leaders...
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Preparing Principals to Lead the Equity Agenda
Abstract: This invited paper explores challenges involved in developing an equity agenda that will create school and district cultures that can effectively address issues of race that are reflected by the achievement gap. Based on a presentation at...
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Sustainability Crisis: Time for Resolution
Abstract: This article addresses the failure of sustainability of reform efforts in public school systems by reconceptualizing the perplexing notion of sustainability through a case study to discern the skill sets needed of principals to sustain reforms...
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Why Is Preschool Essential in Closing the Achievement Gap?
Abstract: Studies suggest that three and four-year old children who are exposed to preschool have a greater chance of academic success throughout their schooling. This article highlights a five-year case study of children of poverty who attended a...
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Inquiry as a Strategy for Leading School Improvement
Abstract: Increasingly, the viability of university programs to develop in school leaders the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to bring about reform are being questioned. This article uses case study methodology for looking at how an increasing...
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The Validation of the Administrator Dispositions Index
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to validate the instrument, Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI), that measures the dispositions of effective school leaders. The ADI could be used to assess administrator candidate dispositions and to integrate...
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Reconceptualizing the School of Education: Bridging the Cultures
Abstract: This article offers a conceptual model for a school of education that depicts the collegiate ideology, academic culture, mission statement, managerial climate, and organizational structure. It is designed to help administrators and faculty...
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