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Graduate Research Papers

School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;

Educational Administration and Supervision

1998

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Reflections Of Administration, Todd R. Hahlen Jan 1998

Reflections Of Administration, Todd R. Hahlen

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A principal as an instructional leader perceivably means providing the necessary knowledge so that the school's academic goals can be met. Information is a key factor in education leadership. Possessing expert knowledge and skill in curriculum so that teachers perceive that their interaction with the principal leads directly to the classroom practice. Communication skills in one-on-one, small group, large group, settings move the staff forward in creating a vision that is visible and real so that curriculum goals can be attained for the welfare of all students (Smith & Andrews, 1989). This reflective paper discusses a variety of issues facing ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michelle Elam Jan 1998

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michelle Elam

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The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my experiences, beliefs and other influencing factors guiding me into an administrative career. I will share my personal characteristics including values, beliefs and philosophies and my own professional vision for quality education. I will close with my plan for assuring effective administrative practices.


A Perspective Of The Position Of An Elementary Principal : A Reflective Essay, Ed Rogers Jan 1998

A Perspective Of The Position Of An Elementary Principal : A Reflective Essay, Ed Rogers

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As I implement my leadership vision, I will become the keeper of the rules; the protector of broken hearts and disappointed dreams; the provider of unyielding encouragement and relentless motivator to help kids so they can reach beyond themselves; and the helper of people to develop friendships and respect for others, and to become responsible citizens. Most of all, I hope I will become the kind of role model which touches lives and helps lead them in a wonderful direction in life.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Julia Burton-Varn Jan 1998

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Julia Burton-Varn

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Whole language; inclusion; acceleration; best practices; integrated curriculum; back-to basics; Education 2000; Carnegie Report; School-to-Work Initiative; technological course-ware; multiple intelligences; emotional intelligences; multicultural, non-sexist education; and strategic planning are all educational issues that have emerged, submerged, and in some cases re-emerged during the fifteen years that I have been teaching. As schools embrace or reject standards or movements, one can ask if the quality of education has actually changed. There are frequent reports and articles concerning the poor quality of the educational system within the United States. A continual debate surrounds the effectiveness of a system and the quality of ...


A Perspective On Leadership In Technology And Curriculum : A Reflective Essay, Lori J. Seawel Jan 1998

A Perspective On Leadership In Technology And Curriculum : A Reflective Essay, Lori J. Seawel

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I believe my experiences with technology will play an equally important role as a principal or curriculum coordinator. In this paper, I focused on the role I feel technology must have in education. I addressed the following areas relative to administrative responsibilities concerning technology: school and community relations, school reform, technology's role in the restructuring process, strategic planning for technology infusion, curriculum as the driving force for technology integration, the technology coordinator, and professional development.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Stephen J. Haberman Jan 1998

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Stephen J. Haberman

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To be an effective administrator in the 21st century one will need to acquire help from the students, parents, community and governmental agencies. Children today are faced with so many complex issues and obstacles. As educators we need to take all of these issues into consideration when working with kids. We need to be thought of as the teachers of children, not a subject matter. Yes, it's important that kids learn the basics and that college bound kids are ready for there next educational experience, but we have an obligation to our community in helping in the development of ...


Elements Of Reflection For Secondary Principals : A Reflective Essay, Brian R. Phillips Jan 1998

Elements Of Reflection For Secondary Principals : A Reflective Essay, Brian R. Phillips

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Are future administrators ready to stand up for what they believe is right for kids? Most administrators would probably respond with a yes. Two central questions that all administrators must ask themselves before taking that first administrative job: Do I have a personal vision of educational beliefs that are important for all children? Secondly, to what extent am I able to stand by my beliefs for children, even if it means leaving a principalship position because of philosophical belief conflict with peers and/or superiors?


A Vision Of A Successful Secondary Principal : A Reflective Essay, Gregory P. Herbst Jan 1998

A Vision Of A Successful Secondary Principal : A Reflective Essay, Gregory P. Herbst

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Being in education, whether it be as an administrator or a classroom teacher, is not about "us" and "them". It is about "we" -- and what can "we" do together to make every child learn as much as possible? What can "we" do together to make every child enjoy and at the same time be challenged by this educational experience? What can "we" do to encourage each student to become a lifelong learner and caring, responsible citizen?

Throughout this reflective paper, I will outline what I feel are some of the important qualities of an effective secondary principal. These qualities will ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Fredrick A. Johnson Jan 1998

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Fredrick A. Johnson

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This reflective paper is my vision of the role of a forward looking Secondary Administrator who effectively uses educational research to impact school improvement in a positive fashion. It is, in effect, a snapshot that includes two sections. Some personal history, characteristics, and core values are in the first section. The final section is a composite reflection that synthesizes knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained through coursework and from experience into my professional vision for administrative practice. I think brain compatible computer-assisted learning can be a component of effective education and the research cited reflects that.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Joseph M. Bearns Jan 1998

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Joseph M. Bearns

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A principal has to be a facilitator more than a director. He or she has to work as part of a team and to face challenges with a "we" viewpoint rather than a "I say, you do." Not only does the principal of today have to collaborate with teachers, students and parents; they also need to be aware of the.larger community outside of the school. A child in the school may have needs that go beyond the classroom and the effective administrator will be able to call upon support services to meet the needs of that child as well ...