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Systemic Bias In Public Education: The Exception Of African American Males Enrolled In Gifted And Advanced Placement Courses, Luther Johnson Edd, Karen H. Larwin Phd Dec 2020

Systemic Bias In Public Education: The Exception Of African American Males Enrolled In Gifted And Advanced Placement Courses, Luther Johnson Edd, Karen H. Larwin Phd

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This study aims to examine the representation of African American males in AP, honors, and gifted courses in secondary education. The current investigation represents a causal-comparative investigation of 2017-2020 school district data from a large metropolitan school district regarding the number of African American males selected for inclusion in gifted and/or AP studies. This study's significance is to bring to the forefront a systemic practice within public schools, which has served to permanently deny African American males their ability to achieve academically at their level. Findings support that there is a lack of African American students currently enrolled ...


Coaching Initiative For Beginning Teachers (Bt): Lessons Learned From One District’S Bt Support Program, Kathleen Brown, Monica Davis, Casey Elrod, Evan Hill, Derrick D. Jordan Dec 2020

Coaching Initiative For Beginning Teachers (Bt): Lessons Learned From One District’S Bt Support Program, Kathleen Brown, Monica Davis, Casey Elrod, Evan Hill, Derrick D. Jordan

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Instructional coaching is a way to support classroom teachers in their efforts to provide high quality instruction across academic content areas. Because of beginner teachers’ needs for extra support, many districts are now embracing instructional coaches to provide specific pedagogical feedback to their beginning teachers via job-embedded, individualized, and sustained professional guidance. This initial, exploratory study employed mixed methods to gain both qualitative and quantitative insights into one district’s Beginning Teacher Support Program in general and Coaching Program in particular. Results indicate that, without a laser-like focus on instruction, the impact of coaching on student achievement and teacher retention ...


The Correlation Between Mushroom Management Approach And School Leadership Behavior Of School Administrators Based On Teacher Perceptions, Gönül Şener, Seda Gündüzalp Dec 2020

The Correlation Between Mushroom Management Approach And School Leadership Behavior Of School Administrators Based On Teacher Perceptions, Gönül Şener, Seda Gündüzalp

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In this study, starting from the studies in the literature, it was found worthy of the research to determine the level of school leaders 'adoption of the mushroom management approach according to the teachers' perceptions. For this purpose, teachers employed in preschool, primary, secondary and high schools in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia Region during 2018-2019 academic year were selected as the study sample with random and disproportionate cluster sampling methods. Relational screening model was used in the study. To determine the extent that the mushroom management approach adopted by school administrators predicted their school leadership levels, a literature-assisted model was ...


A Correlational Study Of School Report Card Grades And Degrees Of Poverty, Morgan V. Blanton Oct 2020

A Correlational Study Of School Report Card Grades And Degrees Of Poverty, Morgan V. Blanton

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This study explores the ways in which public schools are evaluated and the results are reported in North Carolina. Currently using a formula that calculates a summative score based on academic achievement and academic growth, the impact of poverty and the complexity of school evaluation is investigated using demographic and testing data from schools across the state. Furthermore, recommendations to alter current practices of school evaluation and reporting as well as suggestions for future research are discussed based on this study’s findings.


The Case For Mandatory Literacy Training For Elementary Education Principals, Catherine Mcgeehan, Meganlyn Norris Oct 2020

The Case For Mandatory Literacy Training For Elementary Education Principals, Catherine Mcgeehan, Meganlyn Norris

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The focus of this study was to examine how well Educational Leadership programs prepare principals to serve as literacy leaders. The role of a school leader is complex and multifaceted involving managerial duties and resource allocation (Jenkins, 2009). Yet, the primary role of the school leader is “…to promote the learning and success for all students” (Lunenburg, 2010, p. 1). In a 2017 report commissioned by the Learning Policy Institute, Sutcher, Podolsky and Espinoza noted a strong positive correlation between instructional leadership and student achievement. This raises questions and concerns regarding the extent to which leadership preparation programs are preparing ...


Leadership Styles Of Superintendents In The Developmental Disability System In Ohio, Kristine Hodge Edd, Karen H. Larwin Phd Oct 2020

Leadership Styles Of Superintendents In The Developmental Disability System In Ohio, Kristine Hodge Edd, Karen H. Larwin Phd

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The county boards of developmental disabilities in the state of Ohio have experienced significant change in vision, mission, programs, services, and funding over the last several years. In times of vast change, the ability to successfully lead an organization becomes challenging. In an effort to identify the leadership behaviors and styles of superintendents of county boards in the changing environment, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire Form 5X ([MLQ Form 5X], Bass, 2007) was administered and analysis was conducted. The most common self-identified leadership style is transformational, followed by transactional and laissez-faire Implications of this study support the transformational leadership style in ...


Elementary Principals’ Knowledge Of And Expectations For Specialized Literacy Professionals, Abbie Mahaffey, Zora Wolfe, Katia Ciampa Jul 2020

Elementary Principals’ Knowledge Of And Expectations For Specialized Literacy Professionals, Abbie Mahaffey, Zora Wolfe, Katia Ciampa

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Specialized literacy professionals, guided by the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017, fulfill many roles within the elementary school setting to support the literacy development of students. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to investigate elementary principals’ knowledge of and expectations for the specialized literacy professionals’ roles and responsibilities compared to the ILA Standards. This study included 36 elementary (K-5) principals. Data was collected using an online survey adapted from a survey developed by Bean, et al. (2015) and voluntary follow-up interviews to further explore responses. Findings revealed that elementary principals consider ...


Preparing North Carolina Principals For Trauma-Sensitive Leadership, Tawannah G. Allen, Anthony Jackson, Dustin Namath Johnson, Derrick D. Jordan Jul 2020

Preparing North Carolina Principals For Trauma-Sensitive Leadership, Tawannah G. Allen, Anthony Jackson, Dustin Namath Johnson, Derrick D. Jordan

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Childhood trauma is an all-too common factor in the lives of students and their families. Schools and communities across America are more likely to serve families that have experienced trauma (Anderson, 2016). Although trauma or toxic episodes can impact families across the economic spectrum, children living in poverty, in socially isolated areas, and in economically distressed communities are often disproportionately affected. Statistics offered by the National Resiliency Institute (2018) are as equally dismal, in that 72% of children and youth will experience a traumatic episode caused by abuse, neglect, the loss of their homes to hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, incarceration, parental ...


Supporting Professional Development Through Digital Principal Leadership, William Sterrett, Jayson W. Richardson Jul 2020

Supporting Professional Development Through Digital Principal Leadership, William Sterrett, Jayson W. Richardson

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A core role of the K-12 school leader is to support and nurther the growth of others. That growth is commonly thought to be at the student level. However, school leaders must also focus on the growth of their teachers. School leaders are adjusting to a world where technology has crept into many aspects of the profession. And sometimes, technology innovation comes during a time of sudden disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020 where digital learning and leadership become the new norm, even when uncertainty and change were omnipresent. As such, while it is clear that principals ...


The Partnership Imperative For Preparing Effective Principals In North Carolina Schools, Martinette Horner, Derrick D. Jordan Jul 2020

The Partnership Imperative For Preparing Effective Principals In North Carolina Schools, Martinette Horner, Derrick D. Jordan

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The extant literature highlights the impact principals have on daily operations, visioning, school climate, academic programming, instructional monitoring, and numerous other areas. The need for well-trained principals at the helm of schools, particularly those with large concentrations of at-risk students, has been identified as a critically important factor in improving academic outcomes. Underdeveloped leaders often struggle to improve schools and are unable to show adequate progress among the students they serve. They are also more prone to early burnout, increasing turnover rates. As such, the need to strengthen principal preparation programs has become even more evident in recent years. A ...


Letter From Guest Editor, Steven Bingham Jul 2020

Letter From Guest Editor, Steven Bingham

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As in many states, educational leaders in North Carolina are reimaging their standards for educator preparation and practice. Nearly two years ago, the NC General Assembly and State Board of Education appointed eighteen education stakeholders to the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, including principals, superintendents, HR directors, teachers, and university faculty.


Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo Jul 2020

Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo

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That was then, this is now. Oh, what a difference a few months can make. When, in the Fall of 2019 we put out a call for articles on the state of principal preparation none of us considered the possibility that an 800 pound gorilla named Covid 19 was about to take up residence. Now it is the presence that we cannot ignore.


To Empathize, Or Not Empathize In Educational Leadership, Mei Jiang, Shulan Lu Mar 2020

To Empathize, Or Not Empathize In Educational Leadership, Mei Jiang, Shulan Lu

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In this paper, we discuss transformational leadership and propose that empathy is at the heart of transformational leadership. We review the research on empathy and discuss the implication of these insights in educational leadership. We highlight the multifaceted and interconnected nature of empathy and discuss components of empathy that are most relevant to educational leaders. Recognizing one’s constraints on the empathy scale could protect leaders from burnout and poor decision making.


Leading For Social Justice: A Call To Action To Improve Society., Teresa L. G. Warner Mar 2020

Leading For Social Justice: A Call To Action To Improve Society., Teresa L. G. Warner

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School leaders are required to prepare students for a globally competitive society, and act ethically to facilitate a shared vision of school practices that serve all students equitably. Social justice leadership provided in school and teacher leadership preparation programs is a way to meet the standards for school executives and teachers. The decision to lead for social justice can be made as a result of district mandates while some leaders are motivated by personal experiences. Leaders are distracted from the importance of leading for social justice due to the pressures of accountability testing and the political outcry of the day ...


Letter From Editor, Jim Palermo Mar 2020

Letter From Editor, Jim Palermo

Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership

Though submissions ebb and flow in the tidal cycle of the academic year JOEL readership remains strong and reminds me that there is a place for scholar-practitioners in the academic world of educational leadership.


Increasing Principal Candidates’ Self-Efficacy Through Virtual Coaching, Travis E. Lewis, Karen D. Jones May 2019

Increasing Principal Candidates’ Self-Efficacy Through Virtual Coaching, Travis E. Lewis, Karen D. Jones

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Skill development in instructional coaching and feedback is difficult to adequately simulate within a principal preparation program. As a result, many new administrators enter the field with little to no experience in instructional coaching and, therefore, feel tremendous uncertainty and low self-confidence. This study explored the effect a virtual coaching experience has on self-efficacy for principal preparation program students. Preservice teacher candidates were matched with principal candidates to provide virtual instructional coaching to the benefit of all involved. The findings of this study indicate that practice through virtual coaching is positively related to increased self-efficacy in principal candidates.


Supervisor--Supervisee Relationships: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder?, Katrina Tamvakologos, Anthony Cavanna, Edwin Selby, John Houtz May 2019

Supervisor--Supervisee Relationships: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder?, Katrina Tamvakologos, Anthony Cavanna, Edwin Selby, John Houtz

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As part of a larger study, it was possible to compare teachers' perceptions of their supervisor-supervisee relationships between current and previous supervisors. Two samples of teachers completed the LMX-7 survey of leader-follower relationships. Reliability of the LMX-7 survey was high and no differences due to gender, age, or length of time teaching were observed. But, with both samples, previous supervisors were rated significantly more highly. Despite limitations to the study, one interesting explanation possible is that over time and for a variety of reasons, previous supervisors' negatives are forgotten while current supervisors' negatives are fresh, perhaps a case of "absence ...


School Constituents’ Ratings Of The Leadership Dimensions Of High-Performing Principals Based On School Regions, Disraeli M. Hutton May 2019

School Constituents’ Ratings Of The Leadership Dimensions Of High-Performing Principals Based On School Regions, Disraeli M. Hutton

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The study seeks to determine school constituents’ ratings of the leadership dimensions of high-performing principals based on the regional location of schools. The application, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), generated four dimensions or factors based eight categories of performance: Personal Philosophies and Abilities, Leadership and Management, Student Support Systems, and School-Community Support and Relationship. The one way ANOVA between groups test showed that there were differences between the six regions on all four dimensions but they were very weak, thus suggesting a tendency towards similarities in the ratings of four performance areas of related to high-performing principals on a regional basis


Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo May 2019

Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo

Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership

As I review our readership dashboard I am pleased that JOEL has a regional, national and international presence in the marketplace of ideas about leadership and this issue is no exception. This, our Spring 2019 edition offers three articles about school leadership and principal preparation for your consideration from authors in Jamaica, Fordham in New York, and North Carolina neighbors from East Carolina University.


Book Review - Beyond Leadership: A Relational Approach To Organizational Theory In Education, Jim Palermo Dec 2018

Book Review - Beyond Leadership: A Relational Approach To Organizational Theory In Education, Jim Palermo

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The author, Scott Eacott, is a relational theorist who blends philosophy and sociology in his discussion of educational leadership. Eacott succeeds in his description of relational leadership in schools and is convincing about the situational nature of leadership, but stops short of presenting a model for applying this theory.


The Better Player In The Chinese Educational Reform, Party Secretary Or School Principal?, Qian Zhao, Yuwei Liang Dec 2018

The Better Player In The Chinese Educational Reform, Party Secretary Or School Principal?, Qian Zhao, Yuwei Liang

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In the “top-down” reform of the teacher personnel system, the principal is the core of policy implementation, who also serves as the secretary of the Party organization. We focus on which type of leadership should principals choose to maximize his impact on teachers' professional ability and work stress. The HLM method was used to conduct a longitudinal study of teachers in Mentougou District of Beijing from 2013 to 2015. 603 teachers from 34 schools participated in this research. It is found that the policy couldn’t affect teachers directly, the principals plays a role as a bridge between them. Taking ...


Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo Dec 2018

Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo

Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership

As 2018 draws to a close I present a holiday offering for our readers, an abbreviated international issue with submissions from the People’s Republic of China and Australia. After putting out a call for “submissions that expand the notion of leadership” and featuring several in our last issue, here are two international perspectives on the changing shape of leadership.


A Review Of The Listening Leader: Creating The Conditions For Equitable School Transformation, Penny L. Tenuto Oct 2018

A Review Of The Listening Leader: Creating The Conditions For Equitable School Transformation, Penny L. Tenuto

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No abstract provided.


School Counselors As Leaders In School Turnaround, Renae D. Mayes, Colette T. Dollahide, Anita Young Oct 2018

School Counselors As Leaders In School Turnaround, Renae D. Mayes, Colette T. Dollahide, Anita Young

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This study examined the role of professional school counselors in the school turnaround process. Themes from a qualitative case study analysis suggest that school counselors used leadership to develop data-driven programs and activities congruent with the ASCA National Model. Additionally, school counselors sought greater collaboration, partnership, and relationships with teachers, students, families, and the community at larger. Finally, the role of school counselors was heavily shaped by the expectations of school principals. Implications are explored for school counseling practice.


Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo Oct 2018

Letter From The Editor, Jim Palermo

Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership

While the move from my chair as Managing Editor to Chief wasn’t far physically, it is a huge leap for me in part because my colleague and partner in this enterprise of JOEL, Founding Editor Steve Bingham, set the bar so high. Steve served the nascent Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership admirably as Editor in Chief through three years and six issues as we grew this small journal and explored the niche of leader/practitioner scholarship and the nexus of educational and organizational leadership. In those six issues we have explored topics such from principal preparation programs to Confucian ...


“It Wasn’T Mentioned And Should Have Been”: Principals’ Preparation To Support Comprehensive School Counseling, Kendra Lowery, Marilynn Quick, Lori Boyland, Rachel Louise Geesa, Renae D. Mayes May 2018

“It Wasn’T Mentioned And Should Have Been”: Principals’ Preparation To Support Comprehensive School Counseling, Kendra Lowery, Marilynn Quick, Lori Boyland, Rachel Louise Geesa, Renae D. Mayes

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As principals become aware of comprehensive school counseling programs, they will be better prepared to ensure counselors facilitate students’ learning, social emotional needs, and college and career readiness, rather than engage in inappropriate tasks such as substitute teaching, standardized testing, or student discipline. We conducted a program review based on a survey of graduates who are current principals, to identify areas for improvement towards the above in our principal preparation program. Survey results revealed significant differences between how principals report counselors are being supported to perform standards-based tasks based on school size in five areas regarding the role of the ...


Maximizing Teacher Time: The Collaborative Leadership Role Of The Principal, William L. Sterrett, Michele A. Parker, Kris Mitzner May 2018

Maximizing Teacher Time: The Collaborative Leadership Role Of The Principal, William L. Sterrett, Michele A. Parker, Kris Mitzner

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Using data from the 2014 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (NCTWC) biennial survey researchers identified a sample from over 2,500 principals. The researchers surveyed 68 principals; 24 principals participated in a 19-item survey containing 5 demographic questions, 7 Likert-scale questions, and 7 open-ended questions. The descriptive analyses revealed that the principals in the study had the highest agreement with time constructs related to “reasonable class size” and “protecting teachers from duties that interfere” and lowest levels of agreement with “efforts made to minimize routine paperwork.” The qualitative analyses shared further principal perspective regarding specific strategies with the seven time ...


Letter From The Editor, Steven Bingham May 2018

Letter From The Editor, Steven Bingham

Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership

We feature two articles in this issue, both of which suggest continuing and appropriate research interest in principals and principal preparation. First, we offer Maximizing Teacher Time: The Collaborative Leadership Role of the Principal by Sterrett, Parker, and Mitzer of University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Analyses of the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey results reveal that principals reported highest agreement with constructs related to “reasonable class size” and “protecting teachers from duties that interfere.” The lowest levels of agreement were associated with “efforts made to minimize routine paperwork.”


Examining The Impact Of Confucian Values On Leadership Preferences, Andrew Schenck, Merissa Waddey Nov 2017

Examining The Impact Of Confucian Values On Leadership Preferences, Andrew Schenck, Merissa Waddey

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Efficacy of a leadership approach may be highly dependent upon cultural factors, making additional research in foreign contexts necessary. A methodology was developed to investigate the relationship between Confucian values and leadership preferences. Responses on the Chinese Values Survey (CVS) were compared to those of the Vannsimpco Leadership Survey (VLS) for both Korean (N = 48) and American (N = 47) university respondents. Correlations for both groups revealed a link between Confucian values and hybrid leadership styles. Among Korean faculty, this link was even more pronounced, yielding significant correlations to autocratic-transformational (rs [30] = .513, p < .05), autocratic-transactional (rs [30] = .420, p < .05), democratic-transformational (r ...


The Cost Of Color In Public Education – An Examination Of Disproportionate Suspensions, Jack F. Cagle Nov 2017

The Cost Of Color In Public Education – An Examination Of Disproportionate Suspensions, Jack F. Cagle

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This study investigates the disproportionate number of Black students who are suspended at a higher rate than their white counterparts in a rural county in North Carolina. This research is framed with factors such as lack of cultural understanding, an absence of parental involvement, community influence, and classroom policies. This study gathers an understanding from key experts on why Black students are suspended at a higher rate in public schools than White students. The overarching research question for this study was why are Black students are suspended or expelled for minor offenses at a greater rate than White students for ...