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High School Principals’ Perspectives Of Job Stressors That Influence Job Satisfaction, Lonice Priester Feb 2024

High School Principals’ Perspectives Of Job Stressors That Influence Job Satisfaction, Lonice Priester

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The role of the school principal has become increasingly stressful and the problem is that school principals in a large school district in Maryland experience multiple job stressors that are contributing to low job satisfaction. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore high school principals’ perspectives of stressors that affect their job satisfaction as well as what support systems they believe are necessary to increase their job satisfaction. An additional purpose was to identify methods that could be used to reduce such stress. Herzberg’s theory of motivation, which outlines how job factors motivate workgroups, was used to …


Book Challenges Popping Up All Over: What Do School Principals Need To Know?, Samantha Laine Hull, Sue Kimmel Jan 2024

Book Challenges Popping Up All Over: What Do School Principals Need To Know?, Samantha Laine Hull, Sue Kimmel

STEMPS Faculty Publications

This chapter provides practical advice and reasons for school leaders to support students' intellectual freedom through their support of school libraries and school librarians. The chapter begins with a short but critical literature review that includes case law on the topic of censorship in schools. The concerns of teachers and librarians from a recent study are summarized and help build the foundation for practical and ready to use advice for any school leaders to uphold the intellectual freedom of all students.


The Degree Of Empowering Educational Counselors By School Administration In The Northern Area At The Green Line, And Its Relation With Their Job Performance درجة تمكين الإدارة المدرسيّة للمستشارين التّربويّين في منطقة الشّمال داخل الخط الأخضر وعلاقته بأدائهم الوظيفيّ, Ebraheem Jameel Elwely, Mohammed Ali Ashour, Tariq Yousef Jawarneh Nov 2023

The Degree Of Empowering Educational Counselors By School Administration In The Northern Area At The Green Line, And Its Relation With Their Job Performance درجة تمكين الإدارة المدرسيّة للمستشارين التّربويّين في منطقة الشّمال داخل الخط الأخضر وعلاقته بأدائهم الوظيفيّ, Ebraheem Jameel Elwely, Mohammed Ali Ashour, Tariq Yousef Jawarneh

Jordanian Educational Journal

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The current study aimed to identify the degree of school administration empowerment of the educational consultants as well as to indicate the extent of its reflection on their job performance in the northern region within the Green Line. It also demonstrates and promotes the correlation between the degree of the educational consultants’ empowerment and the level of the educational counselors' performance with the governmental school counselors in the northern region within the line. The study implements the relational-survey descriptive approach, using the questionnaire to achieve the study objectives. This sample includes all members of the study community, principals and …


Obstacles Of Applying Electronic Administration In School Administration From The Point Of View Of Jordanian School Principals, Muhammad Jamal M. Al-Azzeh Jun 2023

Obstacles Of Applying Electronic Administration In School Administration From The Point Of View Of Jordanian School Principals, Muhammad Jamal M. Al-Azzeh

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

The article aimed to identify the obstacles of implementing electronic administration in school administration from the point of view of Jordanian school principals. To achieve this goal, the descriptive-analytical approach with its qualitative content was used, as interviews were conducted with 20 principals in the schools of the North Eastern Badia District of the Directorate of Education in Jordan.

The results showed that the most important obstacle to the application of electronic administration in school administration is the difficulty of solving technical problems faced by the school administration, the lack of sufficient awareness among teachers of electronic culture and the …


A Call For Protection And Planning: A Case Study Of Vulnerable Populations And School Shootings, Jason E. Covarrubias Apr 2023

A Call For Protection And Planning: A Case Study Of Vulnerable Populations And School Shootings, Jason E. Covarrubias

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

School shooting prevention has become a priority for educational leadership for nearly twenty years. The brutality and significant loss of life distinguish the attacks at Columbine High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School (Jonson, 2017). However, lawmakers encounter difficulty with the wide range of behaviors, program initiatives, and risk management efforts involved to ensure the safety of all children (Cowell & McDonald, 2018). Coincidentally, a national model for school-based emergency plans has not been identified, which leaves many school districts inadequately fit to keep the student population safe in the event a school shooting were to occur on a campus …


The Role Of School Administration In Developing Health Awareness Among Primary School Students In Bani Kinana District In Irbid Governorate From The Point Of View Of Teachers, Lana Rateb Mohammad Obiedat Jan 2023

The Role Of School Administration In Developing Health Awareness Among Primary School Students In Bani Kinana District In Irbid Governorate From The Point Of View Of Teachers, Lana Rateb Mohammad Obiedat

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

The study aimed to identify the role of school administration in developing health awareness among primary school students in Bani Kenana District, Irbid Governorate, from the teachers’ point of view. To achieve the aim of the study, the descriptive method was used. A sample of (200) primary school teachers in Bani Kenana District, Irbid Governorate, was selected. A questionnaire was applied to measure the role of school administration in developing health awareness among primary school students. The results concluded that The role of school administration in developing health awareness among primary school students in the Bani Kinana District in Irbid …


The Relationships Among Organizational Support, Teacher Well-Being, And Teacher Resilience In Secondary School Teachers, Lisa Journell Jan 2023

The Relationships Among Organizational Support, Teacher Well-Being, And Teacher Resilience In Secondary School Teachers, Lisa Journell

Browse all Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the relationships among perceived organizational support, teacher well-being, and teacher resilience in secondary school teachers in Ohio public schools. An explanatory sequential mixed methods research design was employed. In phase one, survey data were collected from Ohio public school teachers (n = 254, grades 6-12), and structural equation modeling was used to analyze the structure of the relationships between the variables of interest. In phase two, using a phenomenological approach, follow-up interviews were conducted with a subset of participants (n = 10) to examine the lived experience of teachers with high and low levels of teacher resilience. …


Perspectives On Teacher Leadership: Implications For Practice And Teacher Leadership Development, Jennifer Thomason, Karen L. Sanzo, Jay Paredes Scribner Jan 2023

Perspectives On Teacher Leadership: Implications For Practice And Teacher Leadership Development, Jennifer Thomason, Karen L. Sanzo, Jay Paredes Scribner

Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications

Teacher leaders are valuable members of the school community. However, there is little existing research that explores how teacher leaders shape and enact their roles. In this article we explore how teacher leaders come to understand their role, as well as how principals and other school colleagues interact with teacher leaders and the ways in which those interactions support teacher leader role development. These findings have significant implications in helping us understand how to help teacher leaders develop in their role and the ways in which leaders can foster teacher leadership growth.


A Phenomenology Of The Job-Related Experiences Of Early Career Catholic Elementary School Principals, Sarah K. Kerins, Lucinda Spaulding Jun 2022

A Phenomenology Of The Job-Related Experiences Of Early Career Catholic Elementary School Principals, Sarah K. Kerins, Lucinda Spaulding

Journal of Catholic Education

This qualitative phenomenology investigated the job-related experiences of early career Catholic elementary school principals (N = 13) in the Mideastern region of the United States. Data were collected from an introductory survey, semi-structured interviews, two focus groups, and a participant designed plan for professional development. The findings indicated that Catholic elementary principals in their early career are motivated by a calling to a vocation in Catholic school leadership as well as the ability to develop and implement a vision for their school. Principals reported being challenged by limited resources, balancing the demands of the position, and navigating relationships. Finally, principals …


Secondary Health Education Teachers Perspectives Of Professional Development And Learning In Central Virginia, Katherine L. Bowman May 2022

Secondary Health Education Teachers Perspectives Of Professional Development And Learning In Central Virginia, Katherine L. Bowman

Faculty Publications

Secondary health education teachers (SHETs) have noted deficiencies in opportunities for professional development and learning (PDL) in their content area. The purpose of the study was to explore SHETs’ perspectives of PDL in Central Virginia. Thirteen middle (n=7) and high school (n=6) SHETs volunteered for this research. A qualitative case study was framed by social constructionism and data collection included interviews, focus groups, and document analysis. The data was analyzed through an inductive and thematic analysis process. SHETs identified opportunities and constraints for school wide and outside PDL. This study also offers recommendations for school administration and PDL providers in …


The Effects Of Leading With Empathy On Faculty Morale In A Montessori Setting, Andrea O'Brian May 2022

The Effects Of Leading With Empathy On Faculty Morale In A Montessori Setting, Andrea O'Brian

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

"The purpose of this action research was to study whether a change of actions in school leadership, specifically leading with empathy, would effect faculty morale in a Montessori school. There is a common understanding that actions of school leadership are critical to creating a positive work environment. From the literature reviewed, while there are many factors that influence the morale of faculty, the actions of school leadership had the most significant impact and were also the simplest to implement in terms of cost and resources. The theory of servant leadership provided a framework for this research because it supports my …


2018 Australian Talis-Pisa Link Report, Kylie Hillman, Sue Thomson Sep 2021

2018 Australian Talis-Pisa Link Report, Kylie Hillman, Sue Thomson

OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

Australia was one of nine countries and economies to participate in the 2018 TALIS-PISA link study, together with Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Malta, Turkey and Viet Nam. This study involved coordinating the samples of schools that participated in the Program of International Student Assessment (PISA, a study of the performance of 15-year-old students) and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS, a study that surveys teachers and principals in lower secondary schools) in 2018. A sample of teachers from schools that were selected to participate in PISA were invited to respond to …


The Reality Of Realizing The Concept Of Comprehensive Quality And Its Applications Among School Administration Personnel In Public Education Schools In Taif, Maan Al-Ayasrah, Najwa Al-Awfi Jul 2021

The Reality Of Realizing The Concept Of Comprehensive Quality And Its Applications Among School Administration Personnel In Public Education Schools In Taif, Maan Al-Ayasrah, Najwa Al-Awfi

Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات

The study aimed to identify the degree of reality perception and overall application quality among workers in the school administration to public education in the city of Taif in their view the concept, and the study population consisted of all the managers and directors, agents and attorneys general education schools in Taif for the academic year 14341435/ AH’s (1164), It was selected as a simple random sample size was 240 members of the study population. To achieve the objectives of the study questionnaire was used as a key tool. The study found that the degree of realization of comprehensive and …


The Relationship Between Administrative Transparency And Achievement Motivation For Teachers In Sohar City Schools, Dr. Mohammed Talib Alkiyumi, Marhouna Hamed Almaqbali Feb 2021

The Relationship Between Administrative Transparency And Achievement Motivation For Teachers In Sohar City Schools, Dr. Mohammed Talib Alkiyumi, Marhouna Hamed Almaqbali

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between practicing administrative transparency by the principals and achievement motivation among the Sohar teachers. The random sample which selected by simple random sample technique consisted of 365 teachers. The study’s tools were administrative transparency ( Rawlins, 2008) and motivation for achievement inventory (Balis, 1993). The results showed that level of teachers practicing administrative transparency was low, and motivation for achievement among teachers was also low. In addition, there was a low and positive relationship between administrative transparency and motivation for achievement r=0.32. This result supported the study’s model. Moreover, the results showed there …


The Attitudes Of School Principals Towards Disseminating The Culture Of Societal Peace At The Galilee Schools, Aziz Daeem Nov 2020

The Attitudes Of School Principals Towards Disseminating The Culture Of Societal Peace At The Galilee Schools, Aziz Daeem

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

This study aimed at exploring the attitudes of the school principals towards disseminating the culture of societal peace at the Galilee schools. To achieve the objectives of the study, a questionnaire, which consisted of eleven items, was developed and then applied after confirming its validity and reliability. The population of the study included 267 principals at Galilee schools, out of which a sample of (188) female and male principals was included. In addition semi-structured interviews were done with a purposive sample of nine female and male principals. The study results have shown that the level of the attitudes of the …


The Bodhisattva Wish And School Administration: The Case Of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated With Tzu Chi University, Hualien City, Thanadon Phuthanasiri Oct 2020

The Bodhisattva Wish And School Administration: The Case Of Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated With Tzu Chi University, Hualien City, Thanadon Phuthanasiri

Journal of Education Studies

This article is compiled from my experience visiting Tzu Chi Senior High School in Taiwan, combined with research from various documents. I found that the heart of the Tzu Chi Senior High School administration is to think like a bodhisattva and see others as a bodhisattva. As a result, teachers and staff must be polite, respectful, and kind to their disciples like a bodhisattva who is benevolent to all beings without separation. Teachers are carefully selected and are followed upon to ensure continuous development of their knowledge and skills. Teaching is to follow the national curriculum but another side is …


Performance Assessment Of Aspiring School Leaders Grounded In An Epistemology Of Practice: A Case Study, Jessica E. Charles, Rebecca Cheung, Kristin Rosekrans Apr 2019

Performance Assessment Of Aspiring School Leaders Grounded In An Epistemology Of Practice: A Case Study, Jessica E. Charles, Rebecca Cheung, Kristin Rosekrans

All Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

There is increasing interest in the field of leadership preparation about the opportunities that robust performance assessments may provide to capture and evaluate the complexity of school administrators’ work. Heretofore, the conversation about administrator performance assessment in leadership preparation has mainly centered on the development and impact of large statewide assessments that grow out of a Cartesian epistemology of individual knowledge possession, in which individuals must demonstrate mastery of a set of static knowledge and skills. We analyzed the characteristics of a performance assessment system that deliberately accounts for the organizational complexity of practice and knowledge generation in its design. …


A Qualitative Study On Teacher Perceptions Of Self-Contained And Departmentalized Classrooms At The Elementary Level, Dana R. Wiggins Jul 2018

A Qualitative Study On Teacher Perceptions Of Self-Contained And Departmentalized Classrooms At The Elementary Level, Dana R. Wiggins

Theses and Dissertations

Classroom organizational structure and the impact on student achievement has been a major concern for decades for elementary teachers and administrators (McGrath & Rust, 2002). At the elementary level, the expectation is teachers are experts in all curriculum areas, and for elementary teachers these areas are English, language arts, writing, science, social studies, and math. Most elementary teachers believe they are generalists and are unable to be experts in every subject area. This concern has significantly influenced school administrators’ decisions about best practices and classroom organization to maximize student learning. One way administrators are addressing this problem is by departmentalizing …


Advocating For Change In School Library Perceptions, Elizabeth A. Burns Jan 2018

Advocating For Change In School Library Perceptions, Elizabeth A. Burns

STEMPS Faculty Publications

The article focuses on a research which aims to examine the practices of school librarians to know their impact on stakeholder perceptions. It mentions that the research was guided by the question on the advocacy strategies that were effective in changing the perception of the school library program among stakeholders. A chart is presented depicting characteristics of participants.


Examining School Leadership In New York City Community Schools, Stacey Campo Sep 2017

Examining School Leadership In New York City Community Schools, Stacey Campo

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The community school model is rooted in John Dewey’s (1902) conceptualization of the public school as a hub for the community. The model has recently been identified as part of New York City’s school turnaround strategy and continues to gain prominence nationally, because of this, it is essential to identify the key components of an excelling leadership partnership. This dissertation describes findings and recommendations from interviews with principals and community school directors in ten New York City community schools. These interviews were triangulated with analysis of the New York City school environment survey utilizing both faculty and parent responses. This …


Karmel Oration: Leading Schools And School Systems In Times Of Change: A Paradox And A Quest, Toby Greany Aug 2017

Karmel Oration: Leading Schools And School Systems In Times Of Change: A Paradox And A Quest, Toby Greany

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

The ‘paradox’ in this title refers to a set of contradictions that sit at the heart of education policy in many school systems. Policymakers in these systems want things that, if not inherently at odds, are nevertheless in tension— such as a tightly defined set of national standards and a broad and balanced curriculum; academic stretch for the most able and a closing of the gap between high and low performers; choice and diversity and equity; and so on. The ‘quest’ is for leaders and leadership to resolve these tensions in practice. School autonomy policies have placed huge power in …


A Phenomenological Study On The Motivating Factors Influencing Participation In Tennessee’S Governor’S Academy For School Leadership, Amy B. Horton Mrs. Aug 2017

A Phenomenological Study On The Motivating Factors Influencing Participation In Tennessee’S Governor’S Academy For School Leadership, Amy B. Horton Mrs.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Educational administration is such a demanding field, so it is important to understand why an aspiring principal would self-select to commit to an optional yearlong, intensive professional development activity with very little compensation and no promotion. Motivation may prove to be a key component of the recruitment and sustainability of professional development activities. By discovering the factors affecting both personal and professional motivation of beginning administrators to participate in a professional development led by the collaboration among the Tennessee Department of Education, Vanderbilt University, and Governor Bill Haslam, the researcher hopes to gain an understanding that may apply to future …


Professional Ethics For Educators: Perspectives Of Christian University Students On Proethica, Harvey L. Klamm, Samuel J. Smith, Stacey Bose Apr 2017

Professional Ethics For Educators: Perspectives Of Christian University Students On Proethica, Harvey L. Klamm, Samuel J. Smith, Stacey Bose

Samuel James Smith

In recent decades, accreditation standards have required teacher education programs to establish and implement dispositions that define and assess the demonstration of affective beliefs and values integrated within the teacher preparation process.  The 2015 publication of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) sought to unify the application and assessment of dispositions relating to integrity and social responsibility.  In response, Educational Testing Service (ETS) developed an online program, ProEthica, to challenge individual teacher candidates and school leaders to explore potential-risk scenarios in an effort to produce self-reflection when making ethical decisions.  ProEthica is currently being embraced as a …


School Administrators As Instructional Coaches: Teachers’ Trust And Perceptions Of Administrators’ Capacity, Yanira Oliveras Ortiz Jan 2017

School Administrators As Instructional Coaches: Teachers’ Trust And Perceptions Of Administrators’ Capacity, Yanira Oliveras Ortiz

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Dr. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz examines the role of school administrators as instructional coaches. In this quantitative study, which is part of larger study, she analyzed the perceptions of 198 teachers about their administrators’ capacity to be instructional coaches as well as the level of trust teachers have on their administrators to serve as evaluators and instructional coaches.


Proethica: Advancing Teacher Candidate Ethics Assessment From Theory To Practice In Christian Contexts, Samuel J. Smith, Harvey Klamm, Stacey L. Bose Dec 2016

Proethica: Advancing Teacher Candidate Ethics Assessment From Theory To Practice In Christian Contexts, Samuel J. Smith, Harvey Klamm, Stacey L. Bose

Samuel James Smith

In recent decades, accreditation standards have required teacher education programs to establish and implement dispositions that define and assess the demonstration of affective beliefs and values integrated within the teacher preparation process.  The 2015 publication of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) sought to unify the application and assessment of dispositions relating to integrity and social responsibility.  In response, Educational Testing Service (ETS) developed an online program, ProEthica, to challenge individual teacher candidates and school leaders to explore potential-risk scenarios in an effort to produce self-reflection when making ethical decisions.  ProEthica is currently being embraced as a …


Preparing Administrators To Lead 21st Century Learning, Jennifer S. Jones, Yanira Oliveras Ortiz Oct 2016

Preparing Administrators To Lead 21st Century Learning, Jennifer S. Jones, Yanira Oliveras Ortiz

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Leading 21st century learning in schools looks radically different than it did 25 years ago. The rapidly changing demographics of culturally, ethnically, linguistically, racially and economically diverse students brings a complicated mix of challenges for administrators who must respond to the varied interests and needs of the school community. It is essential for school districts and principal preparation programs to collaborate in the development of the 21st century school leaders through authentic, relevant internship opportunities. By collaborating with higher education, school districts can do their part in the development of school administrators with the instructional expertise and the …


Faculty Consensus Leads To Creative Solutions, Kathryn Brooks Oct 2016

Faculty Consensus Leads To Creative Solutions, Kathryn Brooks

Kathryn Brooks

The answers to many of the problems facing schools today "are in the minds of the teachers. Half our solutions are in their minds but they have to come out through open dialogue," says Gary Kruse, principal of Evans Middle School in Ottumwa, Iowa. When faced with leading a middle school that had a history of low reading scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), Mr. Kruse turned to the people who knew the students and the school climate best--the teachers...


Yuli's Story: Using Educational Policy To Achieve Cultural Genocide, Katrina Johnson Leon Jan 2016

Yuli's Story: Using Educational Policy To Achieve Cultural Genocide, Katrina Johnson Leon

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

All children residing in the United States have the right to a quality education. At least that is our collective expectation. Through the lived experience of Yuli, a Native American woman from the Southwest, you will discover, due to her birth on a remote reservation, she was not given the same access to education you or I would expect. On Yuli’s reservation, the school system is managed by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Rather than provide K-12 schooling, the BIE operates K-8 on her reservation and then Native youth who want to go to high school must move off-reservation. …


Instructional Coaching Implementation: Considerations For K-12 Administrators, Kelly Gomez Johnson Jan 2016

Instructional Coaching Implementation: Considerations For K-12 Administrators, Kelly Gomez Johnson

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

As school leaders, 21st century school administrators are in the spotlight for their role in promoting an environment of academic achievement. Along with organizing and planning for the fundamental workings of their staff, students, activities, and building, administrators are expected to encompass numerous roles. In fact, two primary, yet conflicting activities expected from school administrators are leading and managing (Hall & Simeral, 2008). At the intersection of these primary activities is the evaluation and development of teachers as a means to improve student learning. While the management of formal teacher evaluations and observations is important for ensuring teacher accountability and …


School Administrators' Perceptions Of Factors That Influence Children's Active Travel To School, Anna Greer, Delores Pluto, Olga Ogoussan, Jorge Banda Jul 2015

School Administrators' Perceptions Of Factors That Influence Children's Active Travel To School, Anna Greer, Delores Pluto, Olga Ogoussan, Jorge Banda

Anna E. Greer

BACKGROUND: Increasing children's active travel to school may be 1 strategy for addressing the growing prevalence of obesity among school age children. Using the School Travel Survey, we examined South Carolina school district leaders' perceptions of factors that influence elementary and middle school students walking to school. METHODS: Frequency distributions and chi-square tests were used to analyze the survey responses; open-ended questions were reviewed qualitatively for recurring topics and themes. RESULTS: School and district leaders (N = 314) most often reported street crossing safety (54.0%) and number of sidewalks (54.0%) as priority factors that should be addressed to increase students' …