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NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION JOURNAL VOLUME 30, NUMBER 3, 2013

FOREWORD
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: MEETING THE NEEDS OF STAKEHOLDERS
William Allan Kritsonis

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ith this issue, we continue our 30 th year of publishing the NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS. Since 1983, the NFEAS JOURNAL has published the scholarly contributions of exactly 1,341 colleagues with exactly 976 titles far surpassing any other modern day journal in administration, both nationally and internationally. With each issue, the NFEAS JOURNAL reaches over 7,500 professionals world-wide. I want to thank all our colleagues who have served with distinction as national referees. Thank you for providing input coupled with financial support in helping to continue to build and strengthen the NFEAS JOURNAL. You have my deepest appreciation for your honesty, wisdom, advice, and monetary support. NFEAS JOURNAL THE NATIONS BEST INCREASING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION The printed copies of the family of NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS including the NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION JOURNAL, NATIONAL FORUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION JOURNAL, and NATIONAL FORUM OF APPLIED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL are distributed to our colleagues throughout the United States and abroad. All NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS are distributed to our colleagues in Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, China, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. We believe the 7,500 copies published and distributed nationally and internationally will afford others the opportunity

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to read and implement the scholarly contributions of colleagues in order to help improve administration and supervision in schools. William Allan Kritsonis, PhD Editor-in-Chief NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS www.nationalforum.com

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: MEETING THE NEEDS OF STAKEHOLDERS


School leaders must be visionary, change agents, educational leaders, and managers. Their leadership functions include planning, organizing, leading, and monitoring. A schools ability to transform and meet the changing needs of its stakeholders depends on decisions made by school leaders today. The principals actions, interests, and priorities often determine whether or not a school succeeds and the impact students will make to change the world. The NFEAS Journal will persist in an effort to provide the venue for dissemination of research that has the potential to provide the momentum for positive social change that leads to improvement in student learning and achievement. Articles selected for this issue address an array of relevant topics to further create the foundation school leaders and successful schools in the 21st century. In this issue, you will find four articles related to issues in educational theory, research, and best practices that focus on school leaders. In the lead article, Adrian Vega and Casey Graham Brown focus on their research regarding the implementation of project-based learning. In the second article, Fred C. Lunenburg discusses how school principals can promote the learning and success of all students. In the third article, JoHyun Kim and Kriss Kemp-Graham examine the capacity of Texas public schools that have successfully turned around low-performing schools into highperforming schools by comparing these schools with schools that failed to turn around. In the fourth and final article, Robert Steeber and Casey Graham Brown present the philosophical profiles of Texas secondary principals who had led their campuses to an exemplary or recognized status. I wish to thank all the writers who have contributed to this issue of the NATIONAL FORUM OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

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AND SUPERVISION JOURNAL. A special note of gratitude goes to all the members of our National Board of Invited Distinguished Jurors for their many long hours spent refereeing manuscripts. Finally, I would like to personally thank William Allan Kritsonis for providing this publishing and editorial opportunity as we further advance in our quest for excellence in education. William Allan Kritsonis, Editor-in-Chief NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS