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Towards a theory of leadership practice: a distributed perspective
School‐level conditions and school leadership, in particular, are key issues in efforts to change instruction. While new organizational structures and new leadership roles matter to instructionalExpand
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Investigating School Leadership Practice: A Distributed Perspective
actions, and interactions of school leadership as they unfold together in the daily life of schools. The research program involves in-depth observations and interviews with formal and informalExpand
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Managing in the Middle: School Leaders and the Enactment of Accountability Policy
This article investigates how mid-level managers make sense of and mediate district accountability policy. Arguing that teachers’evolving perceptions and understanding of accountability policies areExpand
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Teachers' Expectations and Sense of Responsibility for Student Learning: The Importance of Race, Class, and Organizational Habitus
This article examines how the concentration of low-income African American students in urban elementary schools is deeply coupled with a leveling of teachers' expectations of students and a reductionExpand
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Rethinking the Connection Between High-Stakes Testing Policy and Classroom Instruction
In this article, the author examines the link between high-stakes testing policies and classroom instruction. Using data from classroom observations and interviews with teachers, he argues that theseExpand
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Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement
Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement, by John U. Ogbu (with the assistance of Astrid Davis). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003, 320 pp. $32.50,Expand
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High-Stakes Accountability in Urban Elementary Schools: Challenging or Reproducing Inequality?.
In this article, the authors use data from interviews and observations in four urban elementary schoolsFtwo high-performing and two probation schoolsFto examine how schools respond to high-stakesExpand
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Accountability Policy, School Organization, and Classroom Practice
In this article, the author examines the links between high stakes testing policies, school organization processes, and instructional practice using data from a study of K-5 and K-8 schools inExpand
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Urban school leadership for elementary science instruction: Identifying and activating resources in an undervalued school subject
This article explores school leadership for elementary school science teaching in an urban setting. We examine how school leaders bring resources together to enhance science instruction when thereExpand
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African American Parents’ Educational Orientations
Research on race, social class, and parent involvement in education often implies that parents’ educational orientations result directly from their social class or racial group backgrounds. In thisExpand
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