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Transformational Leadership Behaviors in Elementary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School leaders face high expectations from society for leadership effectiveness. While it is commonly accepted that leadership practices contribute to school excellence, specific behaviors of effective elementary principals in the local context were not well understood. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate self-reported…

Ergle, Barbara

2012-01-01

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Principal Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of a quarterly publication for school principals discusses the role of principals in providing inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities. It offers practical information on the following topics: goals in meeting the needs of special education students; effective principal behaviors in leading special…

Tourgee, Barbara, Comp.; DeClue, Linda, Comp.

1992-01-01

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An Assessment of the Perceived Instructional Leadership Behaviors of Assistant Principals  

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This study examined the extent to which the role of the assistant principal is perceived to include instructional leadership behaviors. Specifically, this study compared the perceptions of instructional leadership practices of elementary, middle, and high school assistant principals from the perspectives of assistant principals, principals, and…

Atkinson, Ronald E., Jr.

2013-01-01

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An Analysis of the Relationship of Perceived Principal Instructional Leadership Behaviors and Student Academic Achievement  

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The primary purpose of the present study was to determine if a relationship existed between perceived instructional leadership behaviors of high school principals and student academic achievement. A total of 124 principals and 410 teachers representing 75 high school campuses completed the School Leadership Behaviors Survey (SLBS), an instrument…

Schindler, Kerry Andrew

2012-01-01

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Principals' Leadership Behaviors in Gang-Impacted High Schools and Their Effects on Pupil Climate.  

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Although viable leadership models for schools with differing social contexts are in great demand, empirical studies of high school principals have not produced consistent results. This paper summarizes part of a larger project designed to identify leadership behaviors of principals in "gang-impacted" and other secondary schools. The research was…

Schwartz, Audrey J.

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The Relationship Between Rule Administration and the Leadership Behavior of Black Male and Female Urban Elementary School Principals.  

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This investigation was undertaken to test the relationships among rule administration behavior (how principals administer school rules), leadership behavior, and the sex of black elementary school principals. Twenty principals were subjects, with 200 teachers supplying responses to the Rule Administration Scale (RAS) and the Leadership Behavior

Johnson, Florence DeVida H.

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The Relationship between Principal Leadership Skills and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: An Exploratory Study  

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This study investigated key principal leadership skills associated with socially proactive school environments and examined the relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) implementation and increased evidence of those skills. Findings indicated the following: (a) certified staff members and principals from all schools rated…

Richter, Mary Miller; Lewis, Timothy J.; Hagar, John

2012-01-01

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A Leadership Behavior Study of African American Middle School Principals in South Carolina  

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An era of high stakes accountability has expanded the necessity for school districts to secure principals with leadership behaviors that encourage successful academic performance. School leaders are sought to deliver practices that guide and empower entire school communities through unprecedented times of educational change. Research studies…

Dean, Mark D.

2009-01-01

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The Roles of Principal Leadership Behaviors and Organizational Routines in Montana's Distinguished Title I Schools  

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This embedded multiple-case study addressed the lack of qualitative research on the contributions of principal leadership behaviors and organizational routines in Montana's distinguished Title I schools. This study was guided by the research question, "How do principal leadership behaviors and organizational routines contribute to the…

Donnelly, Sean Niles

2012-01-01

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Technological Leadership Behavior of Elementary School Principals in the Process of Supply and Use of Educational Technologies  

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The purpose of this study is to examine the technological leadership behaviors of Turkish elementary school regarding the supply and use of educational technologies based on the national educational technology standards developed and approved for school principals in many countries. The study was carried out with 870 elementary school principals

Sisman Eren, Esra; Kurt, Adile Askim

2011-01-01

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The Interdependence of Principal School Leadership and Student Achievement  

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This review illuminated principal school leadership as a variable that impacted achievement. The principal as school leader and manager was explored because these roles were thought to impact student achievement both directly and indirectly. Specific principal leadership behaviors and principal effectiveness were explored as variables potentially…

Soehner, David; Ryan, Thomas

2011-01-01

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The Impact of Principal Leadership Behaviors on the Efficacy of New and Experienced Middle School Teachers  

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This study investigated characteristics and behaviors of middle school principals that enhance the efficacy of new and experienced middle school teachers. Existing research has established a positive relationship between high levels of teacher efficacy and increased student achievement. Prior research has also demonstrated a positive link between…

Walker, Jeffrey A.

2009-01-01

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How Does District Principal Evaluation Affect Learning-Centered Principal Leadership? Evidence from Michigan School Districts  

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This study used Hierarchical Multivariate Linear models to investigate relationships between principals' behaviors and district principal evaluation purpose, focus, and assessed leadership activities in 13 school districts in Michigan. The study found that principals were more likely to engage in learning-centered leadership behaviors when the…

Sun, Min; Youngs, Peter

2009-01-01

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Jordanian School Counselors' Leadership Behaviors  

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The purpose of this study was to identify the degree to which Jordanian school counselors were seen by teachers and principals to possess and display leadership behaviors related to Bolman and Deal's (1997) transformational "four framework approach" to leadership. This was based on the view that such leadership would relate to counselors'…

Alsmadi, Rana; Mahasneh, Randa

2011-01-01

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An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Their Leadership Behaviors and the Impact on One Year of Reading Achievement Scores  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between principals' perceptions of their learning-centered leadership behaviors and one year of reading achievement scores. Perceptions of principals were gathered from 31 out of 42 elementary schools in a district located in Central Virginia. This study explored the relationship between…

Smith, Debra

2009-01-01

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Principals' distributed leadership behaviors and their impact on student achievement in selected elementary schools in Texas  

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Chen, Yi-Hsuan

2009-05-15

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Literacy Principal's...Literacy Coaches' Perceptions of Principal's Literacy Leadership  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional leadership of the principal on literacy initiatives as it relates to student achievement. It examined literacy coaches' perceptions of how a principal's instructional leadership relates to teachers' literacy curriculum. The study also examined whether South Carolina principals' level…

Lofton, Michael

2009-01-01

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A Study of Principals' Instructional Leadership Behaviors and Beliefs of Good Pedagogical Practice among Effective California High Schools Serving Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and English Learners  

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This mixed methods descriptive and causal-comparative study investigates what instructional leadership behaviors effective California high school principals have and what their beliefs are in regards to pedagogy, related issues, and professional issues, either constructivist or instructivist in nature, in the environment of the current NCLB…

Peariso, Jamon Frederick

2011-01-01

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Teachers' Perceptions of Principal Leadership Styles and How They Impact Teacher Job Satisfaction  

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This study focuses on leadership styles of principals and how perceptions teachers hold of such leadership styles impact their job satisfaction. The research concentrated on how teachers perceived their principal's leadership style, and the specific principal leadership behaviors that enhance teachers' job satisfaction. The research was…

Ismail, Mohd Rozi

2012-01-01

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Fostering Collaboration, Leadership And Information Literacy: Common Behaviors of Uncommon Principals and Faculties  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information literacy—the ability to access, process, and use informa tion and ideas effectively—has a positive effect on student achieve ment ; this is not simply a reflection of the interests, skills, and abili ties of the individual classroom teacher, but a reflection of the priori ties, skills, and abilities of the school principal and the resulting infra structure necessary for

Ken Haycock

1999-01-01

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School Leadership Stability, Principal Moves, and Departures: Evidence from Missouri  

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Purpose: The objective of this study is to investigate and characterize principals' backgrounds, individual and school level factors associated with leadership stability, and principal career paths and exit behaviors in Missouri. Method: In this study, the authors construct two data sets of practicing school principals in the state of Missouri:…

Baker, Bruce D.; Punswick, Eric; Belt, Charles

2010-01-01

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Instructional or Managerial Leadership: The Principal Role!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Instructional Or Managerial Leadership: The Principal Role" is a case study written to challenge the beliefs of graduate students preparing for educational leadership roles and educational leaders already in these positions as to the importance of the principal as an instructional leader. This case explores communication between superintendents…

Jazzar, Michael

2004-01-01

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How Principals Cultivate Shared Leadership  

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Do teacher leaders in your school mainly fill the traditional roles of department chair or grade-level representative? Or do they lead their peers in collaborative teams whose primary focus is improving student learning? Terry Wilhelm, director of the School Leadership Center for Riverside County Office of Education in California, says that…

Wilhelm, Terry

2013-01-01

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Principals + Algebra (- Fear) = Instructional Leadership  

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Recent state legislation in Michigan mandates that all graduating seniors successfully pass algebra I and II. Numerous initiatives have been enacted to help mathematics teachers meet this challenge, yet school principals have had little preparation for the necessary curricular and instructional changes. To address this unmet need, university-based…

Carver, Cynthia L.

2010-01-01

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Transformational Leadership and the Leadership Performance of Oregon Secondary School Principals  

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A study of 118 secondary school principals in Oregon was conducted to examine the relationship of transformational leadership to secondary school principals' leadership performance. This study measured the transformational leadership of secondary school principals in Oregon using the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (5X-Short)" (Avolio &…

Breaker, Jason Lee

2009-01-01

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Female Middle School Principals' Voices: Implications for School Leadership Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was an attempt to add the voices of women to the discourse of school leadership. It focused on the nature of the middle school leadership experiences of three female middle school principals, their social interactions based on gender role expectations and their own leadership perspectives. Findings suggest that middle school leadership

Jones, Cathy; Ovando, Martha; High, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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Exploring the Characteristics of Principals in High Leadership Capacity Schools  

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This qualitative study examines the characteristics of principals in high leadership capacity schools. Lambert (1998) defines leadership capacity as broad-based, skillful participation in the work of leadership. Data were collected from a total of nine study participants, one Assistant Superintendent, two principals, and six certified professional…

Bergstrom, Leslie C.

2011-01-01

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Interrogating Conceptions of Leadership: School Principals, Policy and Paradox  

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Currently educational research literature demonstrates wide discussion and endorsement of "distributed" leadership while concurrently traditional, hegemonic forms prevail in practice. This article investigates understandings about educational leadership held by Australian school principals. The article describes the contradictory…

Starr, Karen E.

2014-01-01

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The Effects of Principals' Leadership Styles, Teacher Efficacy, and Teachers' Trust in Their Principals on Student Achievement  

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The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the principals' leadership behavioral style, teacher' efficacious beliefs, and teachers' trust in the principal to the schools' graduation rate, the ACT and TCAP writing assessment school-wide averages, and the AYP English/reading and AYP mathematics school-wide. Working on the…

Bozman, Charles E., Sr.

2011-01-01

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A Study of the Leadership Dimensions of National Distinguished Principals  

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The identification and recruitment of effective school principals who can transform schools in the midst of today's chaotic economic, social, and global environments require a thorough understanding of the research on effective leadership. Current research indicates that principals who exhibit transformational leadership and, most recently,…

McCollum, Judith

2012-01-01

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Principal on the Rise: A Case Study of Leadership Practices  

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The purpose of this case study was to identify effective leadership practices of an African American principal in a high achieving school, and the relationship to those the leadership practices found in the literature. This study focused on an African American female principal, located within the Piedmont geographical area of a southern state. The…

Sawyer, Felicia

2010-01-01

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Epistemological Beliefs and Leadership Approaches among South African School Principals  

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Studies on school restructuring and the leadership role of the principal in this process suggest that what has been the traditional leadership approach of the principal appears to be changing in relation to the substantial changes and school-wide reforms that are continually taking place in schools today. These school reform initiatives…

Botha, R. J.

2013-01-01

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Measuring the Learning-Centered Leadership Expertise of School Principals  

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We as a field believe that school principals can acquire new expertise by participating in principal preparation and professional development programs; however, we have few methodologies to measure leadership expertise, especially expertise that links leadership to improved student learning. In this article, we present the results of a study that…

Goldring, Ellen; Huff, Jason; Spillane, James P.; Barnes, Carol

2009-01-01

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Principal's Leadership Styles: The Power of the Halo Effect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administrator evaluators perceive principals' leadership styles variously as principal/teacher, general manager, professional/scientific manager, administrator/instructional leader, and curriculum leader. Currently practice promotes the administrator/instructional leader view of principals (for principals one knows) and denigrates the general…

Brubaker, Dale L.; And Others

1993-01-01

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Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents possess enormous leadership potential. They are tomorrow's leaders in the workplace, the family, the community, and in government. Increasingly, schools have taken on the significant responsibility of nurturing leadership in young people. Schools are, as van Linden and Fertman (1998) have noted, "hotbeds of leadership

Lavery, Shane D.; Hine, Gregory S. C.

2013-01-01

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Leading Schools through a Generational Lens: Perceptions of Principals' Change Leadership Disaggregated by Principal Generation  

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The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to investigate possible differences in school leadership within a change process, as perceived by teachers. Grouped by generation, this study investigated principals' perceptions of change order and that of their teachers, as well as how their teachers perceived their principal's leadership

Kuhn, Matthew Scott

2012-01-01

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A Close Look at Six Super Star Principals: Implications for Educational Leadership and Administration Programs  

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This discussion focuses on a research project designed to identify critical leadership behaviors and characteristics of very successful elementary school principals. The project which ultimately became a book published jointly by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and Corwin Press used research methodology inspired by…

Streshly, William A.; Gray, Susan Penny

2008-01-01

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The Relationship of Principal's Leadership Priorities and Teachers' Classroom Management Skills.  

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Investigating the interaction of a number of complex variables, this study looked at whether the relationship between principal and teacher behavior involved an interaction among salient situational characteristics and principal leadership, as is proposed by the Path-Goal Theory. Specifically, researchers asked whether the relationship between the…

Galligan, Betsy J.

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Advice from the Field in Educational Leadership for Female Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of female school principals in the United States continues to grow each year, and many of these women are evolving into outstanding educational leaders. Cultural and gender barriers, however, continue to limit their leadership effectiveness despite their overall achievements. Many of these women have not maximized their leadership

Funk, Carole; Polnick, Barbara

2005-01-01

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Primary Principals' Leadership Styles, School Organizational Health and Workplace Bullying  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the relationships between leadership styles of primary school principals and organizational health and bullying. Design/methodology/approach: Two hypotheses were formulated in relation to the research. Three instruments were used--a multi-level questionnaire for measuring leadership, an…

Cemaloglu, Necati

2011-01-01

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The effects of principals' leadership styles, teacher efficacy, and teachers' trust in their principals on student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the principals' leadership behavioral style, teacher' efficacious beliefs, and teachers' trust in the principal to the schools' graduation rate, the ACT and TCAP writing assessment school-wide averages, and the AYP English\\/reading and AYP mathematics school-wide. Working on the previous studies by Bandura, Tschannen-Moran, and Goddard, the research design has

Charles E. Bozman

2011-01-01

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Relations between Value-Based Leadership and Distributed Leadership: A Casual Research on School Principles' Behaviors  

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In this study, the relations between value-based leadership and distributed leadership behaviors of school principals were defined on the basis of the views of the primary school teachers. A casual research was designed for this. 225 primary school teachers were took part in study group determined the maximum variation sampling method. Data were…

Baloglu, Nuri

2012-01-01

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Principals' Leadership Network. Focusing on the Image of the Principal  

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A recent study by The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Principals in the Public: Engaging Community Support (2000) found that communication, marketing, public affairs and public relations and engagement activities are now given more time and importance than ever before. According to the study, public support builds…

Newby, Cheryl Riggins; Hayden, Hal

2004-01-01

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Leadership Development for Experienced New Zealand Principals: Perceptions of Effectiveness  

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This article presents the perceptions of approximately 300 experienced New Zealand principals who participated in a pilot leadership development initiative funded by the Ministry of Education. The Experienced Principals Development Programme (EPDP) underwent a rigorous evaluation that included formative (mid-point) and summative (end-point)…

Cardno, Carol; Youngs, Howard

2013-01-01

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Challenges School Principals Facing in the Context of Technology Leadership  

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The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study.…

Sincar, Mehmet

2013-01-01

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School Principals' Technology Leadership Competency and Technology Coordinatorship  

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The aim of this study is to determine the primary and high school principals' competency in technology leadership and so to define implications for advanced competency. The population of the study was formed by 134 school principals in Maltepe and Kadikoy districts in Istanbul. On account of the fact that population was reachable, no specific…

Banoglu, Koksal

2011-01-01

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The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

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The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

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Research on Instructional Leadership Competencies of School Principals  

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The issue of leadership competencies has been the subject of scientific research since 1980s. Through this study, it is determined whether instructional competencies of school principals vary depending on the type of school they work at and their field. Data obtained as a result of this study were associated with the effect of the field and type…

Gulcan, Murat Gurkan

2012-01-01

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Transformational Leadership and Globalization: Attitudes of School Principals in Kuwait  

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The study explores the attitudes of a sample of school principals in a Kuwaiti local authority towards the need for transformational leadership, the use of its behaviours, whether these school leaders are ready to behave in diverse ways or whether there are barriers that prevent them from acting in such a manner. The findings of this study…

Alsaeedi, Farraj; Male, Trevor

2013-01-01

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Principal Leadership and Teacher Expectancy in Low-Performing Schools  

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The study examines the relationship between principal leadership and teacher expectancy within Chicago's accountability context. Current school accountability policies assume that the threat of sanctions will motivate teachers to improve. The study uses expectancy theory, which suggests that any impact on motivation will be constrained by…

Finnigan, Kara S.

2005-01-01

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Principals' Leadership Styles and Student Achievement  

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Many schools struggle to meet No Child Left Behind's stringent adequate yearly progress standards, although the benchmark has stimulated national creativity and reform. The purpose of this study was to explore teacher perceptions of principals' leadership styles, curriculum reform, and student achievement to ascertain possible factors to…

Harnish, David Alan

2012-01-01

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School Reforms, Principal Leadership, and Teacher Resistance: Evidence from Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many countries design and implement school change with a focus on the fundamental reconfiguration in the structures of schooling. In this article, we examined the relationship between principal leadership and teacher resistance to school reforms driven by external interveners. For an empirical analysis, we took advantage of extensive data derived…

Park, Joo-Ho; Jeong, Dong Wook

2013-01-01

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Urban Principal Leadership Skill Proficiency and Student Achievement  

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Because of the importance of developing highly skilled urban school leaders, statewide assessments of 248 urban Texas public school administrators were analyzed to determine principal confidence levels in leadership skill domains identified by the National Policy Board of Educational Administration (NPBEA). Important findings indicate differences…

Winn, Pam; Erwin, Sue; Gentry, Jim; Cauble, Mary

2009-01-01

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Rural Principal Leadership Skill Proficiency and Student Achievement  

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Because of the importance of developing highly skilled rural school leaders, statewide assessments of 259 rural Texas public school administrators were analyzed to determine principal confidence levels in leadership skill domains identified by the National Policy Board of Educational Administration (NPBEA). Important findings indicate differences…

Winn, Pam; Erwin, Sue; Gentry, Jim; Cauble, Mary

2009-01-01

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The Effect of Leadership Style on Preservice Concerns about Becoming a Principal  

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This study investigated the interactive effects of supervising principals' and preservice principals' leadership styles on preservice principals' pre and post internship concerns about becoming a principal. These findings suggest that the principal's leadership style is an influential determinant of preservice principals' concerns about becoming a…

Hines, Mack T., III

2007-01-01

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The effects of principal’s leadership style on support for innovation: evidence from Korean vocational high school change  

Microsoft Academic Search

A climate of innovation and principal leadership in schools are regarded as significant factors in successfully implementing\\u000a school change or innovation. Nevertheless, the relationship between the school climate supportive of innovation and the principal’s\\u000a leadership has rarely been addressed to determine whether schools successfully perform their intended change. In this vein,\\u000a this study investigated the impacts of the principal’s leadership

Joo-Ho Park

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Setting Instructional Expectations: Patterns of Principal Leadership for Middle School Mathematics  

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Principal instructional leadership has been found to support improved instruction. However, the methods through which principal leadership influences classroom instruction are less clear. This study investigates how principals' leadership may predict the expectations that mathematics teachers perceive for classroom practice. Results from a…

Katterfeld, Karin

2013-01-01

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Leadership styles and Deming's behavior factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although total quality management scholars, including W. Edwards Deming, consider leadership to be important, there has been little work which considers linkages between specific leadership styles and TQM behaviors\\/policies. This paper examines the relationship between a full range of leadership styles (Bass & Avolio, 1994) including laissez-faire, management-by-exceptionpassive, management-by-exception-active, transactional and transformational leadership, and five specific TQM behavior factors derived

John J. Sosik; Shelley D. Dionne

1997-01-01

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A Study to Determine the Relationship between the Perceived Leadership Styles of School Principals and Teacher Job Satisfaction at Selected Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study examined the relationship between the perceived leadership styles of school principals and teacher job satisfaction at selected elementary schools. The Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) provided data that identified the perceived leadership styles of the school principals; the Minnesota Satisfaction…

Eldred, Jeremy A.

2010-01-01

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A Case Study of a Male School Principal's Leadership Practices: An Exploration of Emotion & the Ethic of Care  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative single-site case study examined the philosophy, decisions, and behaviors of a particular male school principal who subscribed to a form of care-based leadership practice. A Pennsylvania high school principal with a distinct leadership philosophy centered on the ethic of care was chosen to participate in this study. The purpose of…

Myers, Edward L.

2013-01-01

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Leadership Standards in Action: The School Principal as Servant-Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Leadership Standards In Action: The School Principal as Servant-Leader" is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school's people and purpose. As a framework, the six ISLLC Standards of…

Brumley, Cade

2011-01-01

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Leading Learning: First-Year Principals' Reflections on Instructional Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examined the instructional leadership perceptions of four first-year principals. Findings illuminate five themes drawn from the data: definitions of instructional leadership, challenges that first-year principals faced, how these principals addressed these challenges, how the novice principals plan to enact their…

O'Doherty, Ann; Ovando, Martha N.

2013-01-01

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Emotional Intelligence: The Contribution to Leadership Skills in Female Catholic Elementary School Principals  

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Past research was not clear what the relationship was between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership style for school principals. This researcher examined EI and its contribution to leadership skills of 22 female Catholic elementary school principals. The method included a self-reported questionnaire of leadership style and EI to explore if…

Dziewior, Jane M.

2009-01-01

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A Study of Technology Leadership among Elementary Public School Principals in Miami-Dade County  

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Technology leadership is a strong part of principal leadership, which is essential to the successful technology integration in schools. However, research is limited in the area of principals' technology leadership and their professional development needs. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive study is to examine Miami-Dade County elementary…

Grey-Bowen, Judith E.

2010-01-01

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Principal Leadership and Teacher Motivation under High-Stakes Accountability Policies  

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This article examines principal leadership and teacher motivation in schools under accountability sanctions. The conceptual framework is grounded in research on expectancy theory and transformational leadership. The study involves a survey of Chicago teachers and indicates that principal instructional leadership and support for change are…

Finnigan, Kara S.

2010-01-01

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Master Principals' Perceptions of the Impact of the Arkansas Leadership Academy's Master Principal Program on Leadership Practices, School Cultures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative dissertation study was conducted to examine the impact of the Arkansas Leadership Academy's Master Principal Program through the perspective of those who have completed the entire program and attained designation as a Master Principal. A logic model for the Master Principal Program offered a context for the study. A review of…

Peer, Diana

2012-01-01

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What Are the Different Types of Principals across the United States? A Latent Class Analysis of Principal Perception of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Effective styles of principal leadership can help address multiple issues in struggling schools, such as low student achievement and high rates of teacher attrition. Although the literature has nominated certain "idealized" leadership styles as being more or less effective, such as transformational, instructional, and shared…

Urick, Angela; Bowers, Alex J.

2014-01-01

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Examination of Relationships between Instructional Leadership of School Principals and Self-Efficacy of Teachers and Collective Teacher Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between school principals' instructional leadership behaviors and self-efficacy of teachers and collective teacher efficacy. In this regard, a model based on hypotheses was designed to determine the relationships among variables. The study sample consisted of 328 classroom and branch…

Calik, Temel; Sezgin, Ferudun; Kavgaci, Hasan; Cagatay Kilinc, Ali

2012-01-01

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Preschool Principal's Curriculum Leadership Indicators: A Taiwan Perspective  

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The role of a principal's curriculum leadership has become an educational issue in Taiwan's early childhood education. This study represents a pioneering attempt in adopting a target school interview, fuzzy Delphi, and analytic hierarchy process for constructing preschool principal's curriculum leadership indicators. Fifteen experts…

Lin, Chia-Fen; Lee, John Chi-Kin

2013-01-01

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The Role of the Principal's Leadership Style in the Implementation of ICT Policy  

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This paper presents findings of a study in information communication technology (ICT) implementation, on the principal's leadership style in relation to other factors that influence implementation. The principal's leadership style is perceived--on the basis of the characteristics of the context where the study was conducted--as a personal quality,…

Hadjithoma-Garstka, Christina

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership Styles and Attitudes toward Shared Decision Making with Teachers.  

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Examines relationship between principal leadership styles and attitudes toward sharing decision-making with teachers within the context of state-mandated site-based decision-making in Texas. Finds among other things that a principal's collaborative leadership style increases with experience and adaptability. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)

Gates, Gordon S.; Siskin, Dorothy

2001-01-01

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Stepping Stones to Leadership: Districts Forge a Clear Path for Aspiring Principals  

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This article describes a comprehensive strategy for developing a larger corps of effective principals, "The Principal Pipeline Initiative," launched by the Wallace Foundation in 2011. Its purpose is working to strengthen school leadership by documenting and evaluating leadership development in six urban districts (Charlotte-Mecklenburg…

Burrows-McCabe, Amy

2014-01-01

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Relationship between Principal Leadership and the Implementation of a Proficiency Based Graduation System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study investigated the relationship between high school principals. perceptions of their leadership and the implementation of the Rhode Island diploma system. The study also explored the changing nature of the role of principal in relation to the Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGR) and leadership skills used by…

Whaley, Michael

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Servant Leadership Behaviours of School Principals on Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Duzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined…

Cerit, Yusuf

2009-01-01

75

Leadership Coaching in an Induction Program for Novice Principals: A 3-Year Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents results from a study of leadership coaches who worked with novice principals in a university-based induction program for a 3-year period. The qualitative case study describes how the support the coaches provided to the novice principals changed over time. The study reveals that coaches adapted their leadership coaching…

Lochmiller, Chad R.

2014-01-01

76

A Study of the Relationship between Principals' Transformational Leadership Style and Teacher Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine if a relationship existed between principals' transformational leadership style and teacher retention examined by gender, ethnicity, and accountability ratings among principals in Southeast Texas. A review of the literature indicated that transformational leadership traits have been advocated for school…

Harris, David C.

2009-01-01

77

School Principals' Assumptions about Human Nature: Implications for Leadership in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers principals' assumptions about human nature in Turkey and the relationship between the assumptions held and the leadership style adopted in schools. The findings show that school principals hold Y-type assumptions and prefer a relationship-oriented style in their relations with assistant principals. However, both principals

Sabanci, Ali

2008-01-01

78

An Examination of Self-Perceived Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Texas Superintendents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined self-perceived transformational leadership behaviors among Texas superintendents. The purpose of this study was to examine if relationships existed between superintendents' self-perceived transformational leadership style, district size, teaching, principal, and superintendent years of experience. A review of the…

Fenn, Walter Lloyd

2011-01-01

79

An Examination of Self-Perceived Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Texas Superintendents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined self-perceived transformational leadership behaviors among Texas superintendents. The purpose of this study was to examine if relationships existed between superintendents' self-perceived transformational leadership style, district size, teaching, principal, and superintendent years of experience. A review of the literature…

Fenn, Walter Lloyd; Mixon, Jason

2011-01-01

80

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Investigating Principal Leadership Across Cultures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies conceptual and methodological issues in investigating educational leadership processes and their impact across different cultural settings, discussing views of school leadership research, definitions of school leadership in comparative studies, and types of methodological issues that will surface in conducting studies across cultures or…

Heck, Ronald H.

1998-01-01

81

Analysis of the Relationship between Latino and African American Male High Schools Graduation Rates and Principal Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a correlation between principal leadership style and graduation rates of Latino and African American male students. The study also examined the principal leadership style to determine whether or not principal leadership style had an impact on the percentage of students graduating from high…

Johnson, Sheryl L.

2011-01-01

82

The Impact of Principal Leadership on Working Conditions and Teacher Retention in North Carolina Middle Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that administrative leadership is the most important factor in determining the climate of a school, and there are specific leadership attributes such as improving working conditions that promote retention. This study seeks to identify leadership behaviors that positively affect quality teacher retention among two particular…

Tomon, Catherine

2009-01-01

83

Rural High School Principals: Leadership in Rural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational leadership has been the focus of many studies; however, leadership does not occur in a vacuum. Understanding the context in which it occurs will in turn help to explain the phenomenon itself. Rural communities in the United States have many differences when compared to urban and suburban areas. Twenty-eight percent of schools in the…

Shuman, Aaron L.

2010-01-01

84

A Comparison of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles among Texas Public School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership styles of public school principals were investigated. For EI, the researcher employed the college version of the Emotional Skills Assessment Process (ESAP) (Nelson & Low, 1998). The college version is referred to as the ESAP-CV (Nelson & Low, 2004). For questions of leadership

Chancler, Julie

2012-01-01

85

Finding Common Ground: Teacher Leaders and Principals Speak out about Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how a small group of teacher leaders and their principals, participating in a teacher leadership program called the teacher connector (TC), understand teacher leadership and its impact on their practice. TCs' responsibilities were typical of teacher leaders; thus, their experiences can provide insights into teacher leaders'…

Weiner, Jennie Miles

2011-01-01

86

e-Leadership of School Principals: Increasing School Effectiveness by a School Data Management System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, school management systems have become an important tool for effective e-leadership and data-based decision making. School management systems emphasize information flow and e-communication between teachers, students and parents. This study examines e-leadership by secondary-school principals through the Mashov school management…

Blau, Ina; Presser, Ofer

2013-01-01

87

Mapping Instructional Leadership in Thailand: Has Education Reform Impacted Principal Practice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past two decades a growing body of international research suggests that instructional leadership from the principal is essential for the improvement of teaching and learning in schools. However, in many parts of the world, the practice of instructional leadership remains both poorly understood and outside the main job description of the…

Hallinger, Phillip; Lee, Moosung

2014-01-01

88

The Burden of Leadership: Exploring the Principal's Role in Teacher Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on qualitative data collected over a 6-month period, this article examines how teachers' experiences of principal leadership practice influence their capacity to engage in meaningful collegial interactions during structured collaboration. Similar to previous studies, our findings confirm the limitations of leadership that relies…

Szczesiul, Stacy; Huizenga, Jessica

2014-01-01

89

Perceptions of Michigan middle school principals regarding leadership styles, communication, and school climate  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of public school middle school principals in the State of Michigan regarding leadership, communication climate, and school climate. In addition, the study also examined the influence of school climate and culture on the four frameworks of leadership, communication, and school climate. ^ A nonexperimental, descriptive research design was used in this

Goharik K Torres

2009-01-01

90

Teacher Perceptions of Principals' Leadership Qualities: A Mixed Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed method study used survey research, open-ended questions, and interviews to identify transformational leadership qualities among principals of publicly funded schools in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Five-hundred-nine teachers (37.7%) from a random sample of schools in the province completed the Multifactor leadership Questionnaire…

Hauserman, Calvin P.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Stick, Sheldon L.

2007-01-01

91

A Study of Secondary School Principals' Leadership Styles and School Dropout Rates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between the leadership styles of secondary school principals, measured by the self-report "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X short" (Bass & Avolio, 2000) and the school's dropout rates, as reported by the Texas Education Agency in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report…

Baggerly-Hinojosa, Barbara

2012-01-01

92

Teacher Perceptions of Principals' Leadership Qualities: A Mixed Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed methods sequential explanatory study utilized the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire, responses to open-ended questions, and in-depth interviews to identify transformational leadership qualities that were present among principals in Alberta, Canada. The first quantitative phase consisted of a random sample of 135 schools (with…

Hauserman, Cal P.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Stick, Sheldon L.

2013-01-01

93

Principals' and Teachers' Views of Spirituality in Principal Leadership in Three Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses key findings from my doctoral research involving a qualitative case study inquiring into the lived experiences of spirituality in principal leadership and its influence on teachers and their teaching within three public primary school contexts in New Zealand. Spirituality is understood in this article as a complex and…

Gibson, Alaster

2014-01-01

94

A Feel for the Game--A Bourdieuian Analysis of Principal Leadership: A Study of Queensland Secondary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational leadership discourse has for sometime been the major intellectual pillar of what was once known as the field of educational administration. An examination of the postgraduate coursework programmes available to aspiring principal leaders at every Australian university supports such a contention. While this discourse does shed light on…

Addison, Bruce

2009-01-01

95

A Vivid Illustration of Leadership: Principal's Actions Propel Struggling School's Turnaround  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning. Research makes clear that leadership must be at the forefront when attempting to reform underachieving schools. The question is: What kind of leadership? Not just any type of principal leadership will suffice for schools striving to build the instructional…

Dodman, Stephanie

2014-01-01

96

The Effects of Elementary School Principals' Leadership Styles and the Preferred Managerial Styles of Teachers on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study is to identify principal leadership styles and teacher preferred principal leadership styles, as well as to examine the independent and combined effects of these variables on the TAKS Mathematics achievement scores of elementary students. School leadership affects every aspect of an institution. Studies reveal that the…

Pichon, Christopher, Sr.

2010-01-01

97

Nature vs nurture: are leaders born or made? A behavior genetic investigation of leadership style.  

PubMed

With the recent resurgence in popularity of trait theories of leadership, it is timely to consider the genetic determination of the multiple factors comprising the leadership construct. Individual differences in personality traits have been found to be moderately to highly heritable, and so it follows that if there are reliable personality trait differences between leaders and non-leaders, then there may be a heritable component to these individual differences. Despite this connection between leadership and personality traits, however, there are no studies of the genetic basis of leadership using modern behavior genetic methodology. The present study proposes to address the lack of research in this area by examining the heritability of leadership style, as measured by self-report psychometric inventories. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Leadership Ability Evaluation, and the Adjective Checklist were completed by 247 adult twin pairs (183 monozygotic and 64 same-sex dizygotic). Results indicated that most of the leadership dimensions examined in this study are heritable, as are two higher level factors (resembling transactional and transformational leadership) derived from an obliquely rotated principal components factors analysis of the MLQ. Univariate analyses suggested that 48% of the variance in transactional leadership may be explained by additive heritability, and 59% of the variance in transformational leadership may be explained by non-additive (dominance) heritability. Multivariate analyses indicated that most of the variables studied shared substantial genetic covariance, suggesting a large overlap in the underlying genes responsible for the leadership dimensions. PMID:10100814

Johnson, A M; Vernon, P A; McCarthy, J M; Molson, M; Harris, J A; Jang, K L

1998-12-01

98

Instructional Leadership: Four Ethnographic Studies on Junior High School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the principal's role as instructional leader in four urban schools showing improvement in test scores. Data gathering procedures included ethnographic observations and interviews of principals; principals' logs of time use; interviews with teachers, school administrators, and students; and faculty surveys. The findings were…

Newberg, Norman A.; Glatthorn, Allan A.

99

The Leadership Experience of a Principal Using Technology to Change a School: An Autoethnography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasingly, principals are challenged to merge technology and instruction to achieve meaningful school reform. There are limited studies revealing the personal perspective of a principal who applied servant and transformational leadership to achieve school improvement by leveraging school-wide technology integration. The purpose of this…

Foiles Kiel, Donna

2013-01-01

100

Association of District Principal Evaluation with Learning-Centered Leadership Practice: Evidence from Michigan and Beijing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principal evaluation has become a key component of national policy debates on developing effective leaders. To contribute to these debates, this study draws on survey data to explore how principals in Michigan and metropolitan Beijing behaved differently in enacting leadership related to teaching and learning, and how they were evaluated…

Sun, Min; Youngs, Peter; Yang, Haiyan; Chu, Hongqi; Zhao, Qian

2012-01-01

101

Catholic School Principals' Leadership Perspectives in Lebanon: A Case Study of Mount Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study investigated the leadership perspectives of 13 Lebanese Catholic school principals and 4 educational leaders in the Governorate of Mount Lebanon via personal interviews, observations, and documents. It focused on whether Catholic school principals are able to act as revolutionary or transformational change agents to…

Younes, Jean Eias

2011-01-01

102

South Dakota School Principals' Preferred Leadership Styles for Leading Change to Face Poverty and Discrimination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…

Soka, John Alex

2011-01-01

103

The Relationship between Principal Leadership Styles and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership style, school socioeconomic status (SES), and student achievement for 6 elementary schools. Each school's spring 2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) scores were used in the areas of Reading, Language, and Mathematics as a measure of student achievement. The principal's…

May, Natasha K.

2010-01-01

104

School Principals, Leadership Coaches, and Student Achievement: Enhancing Self-Efficacy through the Coaching Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School principals face an increasing number of professional demands, especially the challenge of improving student achievement. As such, the purpose of this dissertation is to study the effect of leadership coaching on a school principal's responsibilities related to carrying out these demands. Specifically, the researcher examined a subset of…

Kelsen, Virginia E.

2011-01-01

105

Notions of "Success" in Southern Arizona Schools: Principal Leadership in Changing Demographic and Border Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how Southern Arizona principals conceptualize and enact successful leadership in border schools with shifting demographics and high percentages of colonized populations. Beyond global neoliberal and neoconservative pressures for accountability and standardized curricula, Arizona principals must also navigate immigration and…

Ylimaki, Rose M.; Bennett, Jeffrey V.; Fan, Jingjing; Villasenor, Elia

2012-01-01

106

A Relational Study of Elementary Principals' Leadership Traits, Teacher Morale, and School Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine if a significant relationship existed between elementary principals. leadership traits and teacher morale. The study sought to identify the impact of the principal-teacher relationship on school achievement as it relates to student performance on state standards as outlined in the Mississippi state…

Raines Evers, Carla Jean

2011-01-01

107

Effect of Principals' Leadership Style on Teachers' Attitude to Work in Ogun State Secondary Schools, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate why some principals prefer to embrace certain leadership styles and the effect of such styles on the teachers' attitude to work. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of teachers and principals from the secondary schools in Abeokuta…

Adegbesan, Sunday O.

2013-01-01

108

Dimensions of Literacy Leadership: An Analysis of Middle-Level Principals' Literacy Leadership Proficiencies and Student Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to determine the extent to which middle-level principals reported the use of literacy leadership dimensions and whether or not a predictive relationship exists between the use of these dimensions and student reading proficiency in Grades 6 through 8 in Region 2 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also examined was the…

Edwards, Jannette M.

2010-01-01

109

School Principal's Leadership Style and Teachers' Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study emphasizes the significance of the positive job experiences that promote individuals' satisfaction on the job and the potential contribution of the transformational leadership style for the shaping of these experiences. Questionnaires were administered to elementary school teachers in five of the six districts comprising the…

Nir, Adam E.; Kranot, Nati

2006-01-01

110

Principal Leadership and Mathematics Achievement: An International Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the differences and similarities in the impact of school leadership on student mathematics achievement in different global regions using TIMSS international data. Three-level unconditional and conditional hierarchical models were fitted to the data in each country. The findings showed that the variables of teacher…

Shin, Seon-Hi; Slater, Charles L.

2010-01-01

111

Career Paths in Educational Leadership: Examining Principals' Narratives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study analyzes the career path narratives of active principals. Structural narrative analysis was supplemented with sociolinguistic theory and thematic narrative analysis to discern the similarities and differences, as well as the patterns in the language used by participating principals. Thematic analysis found four major themes…

Parylo, Oksana; Zepeda, Sally J.; Bengtson, Ed

2012-01-01

112

Principal Leadership in New Teacher Induction: Becoming Agents of Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This small-scale pilot study investigated the role of school principals in the induction of new teachers in Ontario, Canada. Building upon the theoretical framework of Bolman and Deal (2002), as well as interviews, document analysis, and review of extant literature, the following findings were established: (a) Principals expressed that the…

Cherian, Finney; Daniel, Yvette

2008-01-01

113

Psychological processes linking authentic leadership to follower behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the direct and indirect effect of authentic leadership behavior on the organizational citizenship behavior and work engagement of followers. With 387 employees and their 129 immediate supervisors, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) results revealed that authentic leadership behavior was positively related to supervisor-rated organizational citizenship behavior and work engagement, controlling for ideal power distance, company type, and followers’ demographics

Fred O. Walumbwa; Peng Wang; Hui Wang; John Schaubroeck; Bruce J. Avolio

2010-01-01

114

The Most Essential Leadership Responsibilities: Perceptions of Principals of Successful Middle Level Schools in Texas  

E-print Network

. The five leadership responsibilities (ties are denoted) perceived by panelists as most critical to student achievement were: (1) ethical behavior, (t2) collaborative processes, (t2) visibility, (t3) collective vision, (t3) high expectations, (t3...) instructional supervision, (4) professional development, and (5) intellectual stimulation. Through all three rounds, ethical behavior was identified as the most critical leadership responsibility. The findings of this study may potentially impact hiring...

Carpenter, Bebe B.

2010-07-14

115

The Interaction of Principal and Teacher Instructional Influence as a Measure of Leadership as an Organizational Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article presents the design and test of a measure of school leadership as an organizational quality through the interaction of principal and teacher instructional influence. The Organizational Leadership Model hypothesizes four distinct conditions of school leadership, and the analysis investigates the relationship between teacher,…

Jackson, Karen M.; Marriott, Christine

2012-01-01

116

Leadership and Leader Behavior in Counseling: Neglected Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership and leader behavior are important topics for any professional discipline. However, these issues have been neglected throughout the entire short history of counseling. Despite the fact that many counselors attain various leadership positions, little attention has been paid to training for leadership. While much has been written about the…

Paradise, Louis Vincent; Ceballos, Peggy T.; Hall, Stephanie

2010-01-01

117

A Correlational Study of Principals' Leadership Style and Teacher Absenteeism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine whether McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y, gender, age, and years of experience of principals form a composite explaining the variation in teacher absences. It sought to determine whether all or any of these variables would be statistically significant in explaining the variance in absences for teachers.…

Carter, Jason

2010-01-01

118

Designing Principal Preparation Internships to Strengthen School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze changes made to the design of a principal preparation internship. The study is based in part upon findings of a previous study on internship practices in Illinois administrator preparation programs (Tripses, Philhower, Halverson, Noe, & Morford, 2005) which found discrepancies in the design of internship…

Risen, D. Michael; Tripses, Jenny S.

2008-01-01

119

District Central Office Leadership as Teaching: How Central Office Administrators Support Principals' Development as Instructional Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Research on educational leadership underscores the importance of principals operating as instructional leaders and intensive job-embedded supports for such work; this research also identifies central office staff as key support providers. However, it teaches little about what central office staff do when they provide such support and how…

Honig, Meredith I.

2012-01-01

120

The Role of the Principal's Emotional Intelligence in Primary Education Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of emotional intelligence skills offers sufficient leadership qualities for advancing the organization and for achieving its objectives. In particular, the emotionally intelligent leader--principal is able to inspire and facilitate a self-conscious and organizational culture by adopting the values of understanding, trust, prospect,…

Brinia, Vasiliki; Zimianiti, Lina; Panagiotopoulos, Konstantinos

2014-01-01

121

When Duties Are Not Enough: Principal Leadership and Public or Private School Management in Chile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chilean education system is an emblematic case of school management privatization, with the majority of schools operating under government funding, but private administration. This article addresses the incidence of this dimension on school leadership, showing the differences and continuities established among primary school principals in the…

Weinstein, José; Muñoz, Gonzalo

2014-01-01

122

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, and Effectiveness in School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the rapidly changing school environment effective principals are needed to make necessary changes while also developing a culture of shared responsibility and community (Hallinger & Heck, 1998; Leithwood & Jantzi, 1999). The correlation between transformational leadership and emotional intelligence was investigated in this quantitative study of…

Hebert, Elizabeth B.

2010-01-01

123

Elementary Teacher Assessments of Principal Servant Leadership, Their Experience with Team Learning and Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared teacher assessments of principal servant leadership and their experience with team learning in high, moderate, and low student academic achieving elementary schools. The participants were from fifteen moderate need elementary schools located in southern New York State counties. One hundred sixty two teachers responded to a 36…

Zahn, Brian

2011-01-01

124

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal's Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers' participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching[R] (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Sartoris, Mary; Bickel, Donna DiPrima; Garnier, Helen E.

2009-01-01

125

School Counselors and Principals: Different Perceptions of Relationship, Leadership, and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined school counselors' and principals' perceptions of their relationship and the effectiveness of their respective professional preparation programs. An exploratory factor analysis (n = 615) revealed three salient factors: relationship quality, campus leadership and training satisfaction. Kruskal-Wallis tests revealed statistically…

Armstrong, Stephen A.; MacDonald, Jane H.; Stillo, Sandy

2010-01-01

126

The Role of Superintendents in Supporting Teacher Leadership: A Study of Principals' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article documents a study in which principals were asked to examine the concepts related to the development of teacher leadership in their districts by responding to an original survey sent electronically via SurveyMonkey. Half the respondents were chosen from districts that were involved with a program identified as preparing teacher…

Wells, Caryn M.; Maxfield, C. Robert; Klocko, Barbara; Feun, Lindson

2010-01-01

127

The Relationship between High School Teacher Perceived Principal Leadership Practices and Teacher Morale Levels  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study examined the relationship between five teacher perceived leadership practices of high school principals and the morale levels of the teachers in their schools. Two high schools (grades 10-12) in the upstate of South Carolina participated in the study. One hundred twelve high school teachers were surveyed using the…

Moore, Nora F.

2012-01-01

128

Woven in Deeply: Identity and Leadership of Urban Social Justice Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article comes from an investigation into the identities and leadership traits of seven urban school principals committed to social justice across elementary, middle, and high school levels. These administrators believed that enacting social justice for marginalized students was instrumental in their desire to become school leaders and central…

Theoharis, George

2008-01-01

129

Existing Knowledge Base and Perspectives of Principals on Weaker Links in Educational Leadership Preparation in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: lack of preparation programmes relevant to the job demands of school administrators and a lack of sequence, modern content, and experience in preparation programmes continues to plague educational leadership preparation. Purpose: of this study is to gauge the perspectives of principals on the strengths and weakness in educational…

Gafoor, K. Abdul; Shareeja, M. C. Ali

2009-01-01

130

Predicting the Gap: Perceptual Congruence between American Principals and Their Teachers' Ratings of Leadership Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to determine the extent to which principals' self-ratings of leadership effectiveness coincide with their teachers' perceptions of their leadership effectiveness. Furthermore, we explore several characteristics of teachers and principals in an attempt to identify the factors that may predict congruence in…

Goff, Peter T; Goldring, Ellen; Bickman, Leonard

2014-01-01

131

The Effects of Principal's Leadership Style on Support for Innovation: Evidence from Korean Vocational High School Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A climate of innovation and principal leadership in schools are regarded as significant factors in successfully implementing school change or innovation. Nevertheless, the relationship between the school climate supportive of innovation and the principal's leadership has rarely been addressed to determine whether schools successfully perform their…

Park, Joo-Ho

2012-01-01

132

The Balancing Act: How Principals Perceive the Competing Demands of Instructional Leadership and Managerial Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is becoming increasingly difficult for principals to manage the challenges found in the current educational environment. Principals must lead schools as they juggle the many demands of the contemporary principalship. Principals often struggle in balancing the expectations of their many roles and responsibilities. At the center of this problem…

Sharpe, Robert R.

2012-01-01

133

Principals Can Increase Leadership Effectiveness by Knowing Staff Personalities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An essential ingredient of good school administrators is understanding the differences among people. Provides a simplified outline of Carl Jung's typology of personality differences to provide administrators a better understanding of staff behavior. (MD)

Roberds-Baxter, Sharon

1986-01-01

134

Ethics, character, and authentic transformational leadership behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The morality of transformational leadership has been sharply questioned, particularly by libertarians, “grass roots” theorists, and organizational development consultants. This paper argues that to be truly transformational, leadership must be grounded in moral foundations. The four components of authentic transformational leadership (idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration) are contrasted with their counterfeits in dissembling pseudo-transformational leadership on

Bernard M Bass; Paul Steidlmeier

1999-01-01

135

Behavioral Indicators of Transformational Leadership in the College Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify which instructor communication behaviors students believe promote transformational leadership (i.e., charisma, individualized consideration, and intellectual stimulation) in the college classroom. Participants were 166 undergraduate students who wrote three narratives describing behaviors their instructors engaged in that created perceptions of transformational leadership according to Bass's (1985) operationalization. Results of a content analysis (in

San Bolkan; Alan K. Goodboy

2011-01-01

136

Leadership for Instructional Improvement: An Examination of How Principals Share Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning in the latter part of the 20th century, and especially since the advent of No Child Left Behind, the roles and responsibilities of the elementary school principal have undergone significant expansion. While the primary function of the principal at one time may have been to serve as the manager of the physical plant of the school and as…

Garceau, Mark

2012-01-01

137

Leadership Style and Adequate Yearly Progress: A Correlational Study of Effective Principal Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are responsible for leading efforts to reach increasingly higher levels of student academic proficiency in schools associated with adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to identify the degree to which perceptions of principal transformational, transactional, and…

Leapley-Portscheller, Claudia Iris

2008-01-01

138

Are we legitimate yet? : A closer look at the casual relationship mechanisms among principal leadership, teacher self-efficacy and collective efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Failure to identify any significant relationships between principal leadership and student achievement has proved concerns about the assumed value and legitimacy of principal leadership. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the current literature by empirically testing the relationships between the principal leadership and the teacher self-efficacy, a construct which has a proven impact on student

Türker Kurt; Ibrahim Duyar; Temel Çalik

2012-01-01

139

The Model of Principal Leadership in Hong Kong Protestant Christian Secondary Schools following the Change of Sovereignty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: This paper discusses a leadership model grounded in an investigation of the phenomenon of principal leadership in Hong Kong Protestant Christian secondary schools of one denomination, two years after the change of sovereignty to China (1st July, 1997). Focus of discussion and comments: Using a hermeneutic phenomenological methodology,…

Yu, Connie Chuen Ying

2007-01-01

140

Principals' Perceptions of Superintendents' Leadership Practices and Its Impact on School Climate in Selected South Florida Public School District Areas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This research study sought to determine the leadership practices of area superintendents in selected South Florida public school district areas based on principals' perceptions and assess school climate impact using descriptive and inferential approaches. Methodology: The "Leadership Practices Inventory" ("LPI") 360 Online was used…

McFarlane, Donovan A.

2010-01-01

141

The Relationships between Teachers' Perceptions of Principal Leadership and Teachers' Perceptions of School Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research considered relationships among teachers' perceptions of principal leadership and teachers' perceptions of school climate by using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) survey and the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (Revised) for Middle Schools (OCDQ-RM) survey. Teachers from six middle schools in the…

Pulleyn, Janet L.

2012-01-01

142

The Impact of the Principal's Instructional Leadership on the Change Process of Teachers Involved in a Performance Pay Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research focuses on the relationships between principal instructional leadership and the change process of teachers while a district is undergoing the implementation of a performance pay program. The researcher utilized a mixed methods approach. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Porter, Murphy, Goldring, & Elliott, 2007)…

Lopez, Roseanne Marie

2010-01-01

143

Correlation of Emotional Intelligence and Instructional Leadership Behaviors  

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Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors contributing to student learning (Marzano et al., 2005). Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in instructional leadership behaviors with a focus on establishing expectations for student academic success provides valuable information about practices…

Munroe, Myra D.

2009-01-01

144

Effective leadership characteristics for student performance as perceived by high-performing Texas high school principals: a Delphi study  

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conceptualizations of leadership presented in existing research and those of successful practitioners. A Delphi panel of sixteen high school principals participated in the study. Over the course of three rounds, the members of the expert panel provided feedback...

Young, David Earle

2007-09-17

145

Behavioral health leadership: new directions in occupational mental health.  

PubMed

The impact of stress on mental health in high-risk occupations may be mitigated by organizational factors such as leadership. Studies have documented the impact of general leadership skills on employee performance and mental health. Other researchers have begun examining specific leadership domains that address relevant organizational outcomes, such as safety climate leadership. One emerging approach focuses on domain-specific leadership behaviors that may moderate the impact of combat deployment on mental health. In a recent study, US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan rated leaders on behaviors promoting management of combat operational stress. When soldiers rated their leaders high on these behaviors, soldiers also reported better mental health and feeling more comfortable with the idea of seeking mental health treatment. These associations held even after controlling for overall leadership ratings. Operational stress leader behaviors also moderated the relationship between combat exposure and soldier health. Domain-specific leadership offers an important step in identifying measures to moderate the impact of high-risk occupations on employee health. PMID:25160794

Adler, Amy B; Saboe, Kristin N; Anderson, James; Sipos, Maurice L; Thomas, Jeffrey L

2014-10-01

146

Leadership Preparation Program's Effects on Principals' Preparedness: Traditional University-Based vs. Alternative  

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In this mixed-method causal comparative and interview-based study, I developed an understanding of the way in which school principals perceived their level of preparedness. The effectiveness of two types of leadership preparation programs, traditional-university based and alternative, were considered on principal preparedness. One hundred and…

Gagliardi, Karen M.

2012-01-01

147

The Effect of Principals' Technological Leadership on Teachers' Technological Literacy and Teaching Effectiveness in Taiwanese Elementary Schools  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among principals' technological leadership, teachers' technological literacy, and teaching effectiveness. The survey target population consists of 1,000 teachers randomly selected from Taiwanese elementary schools. The survey asked teachers to measure the effectiveness of principals'…

Chang, I-Hua

2012-01-01

148

Tapping the Principal Pipeline: Identifying Talent for Future School Leadership in the Absence of Formal Succession Management Programs  

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Purpose: In light of the difficulty many districts face finding quality principal candidates, this article explores an informal recruitment mechanism of teachers to become principals, which the authors call tapping. The authors assess the extent to which current teachers are being approached by school leaders to consider leadership and whether…

Myung, Jeannie; Loeb, Susanna; Horng, Eileen

2011-01-01

149

Study of the Relationship between Self-Reported Leadership Styles of Charter School Principals and Their Performance  

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The purpose of this quantitative study, using the three-way repeated measures ANOVA, was to identify certain leadership styles used by effective and ineffective charter high school principals that impact the students' academic achievement. Principal ratings and school demographic characteristics were gathered from 19 charter schools. The…

Alizor, John O.

2012-01-01

150

The Correlation of the Perceived Leadership Style of Middle School Principals to Teacher Job Satisfaction and Efficacy  

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This quantitative study addressed the idea that a middle school principal could possibly impact teacher effectiveness in the classroom through the relationship of the teacher-perceived leadership style of the principal to teacher job satisfaction and efficacy. The sample consisted of 142 certified teachers from 8 public middle schools in an East…

Dale, Jack C., Jr.

2012-01-01

151

A Case Study of the Perceived Effects of Change in Principal Leadership in an Upper Midwest Middle School  

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The purpose of this study was to describe the perceived problems that precipitated principal leadership change at the end of the 2008-2009 school year at an upper Midwest middle school and to describe the effects from the perspective of system participants. Using a case study approach, the research focused on the perceived effects of principal

Meyers, Theresa Ann

2012-01-01

152

A Study of Facilitative Leadership Behavior and Its Role in the Success of Schools  

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In recent years, more progressive approaches regarding the leadership roles of principals have been put forward. Most of those approaches are deeply important as they stress the certain roles of the administration such as cultural leadership and transformative leadership. Supportive of those styles, facilitative leadership puts important…

Toremen, Fatih

2004-01-01

153

What Do We Know about Good Community College Leaders: A Study in Leadership Trait Theory and Behavioral Leadership Theory.  

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Provides a comprehensive review of recent scholarship pertaining to leadership and community college presidents. Particular attention is paid to trait and behavioral theories of leadership. The trait theory asserts that the individual requires leadership traits as part of his or her personality and that the traits can be polished in order to be a…

Goff, Donald Gary

154

Social Norms and Governance: The Behavioral Response to Female Leadership  

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Social Norms and Governance: The Behavioral Response to Female Leadership Lata Gangadharan , Tarun leaders to mens perception? Second, to what extent is behavior towards leaders influenced by experience suggest that resistance to women leaders is due to violation of social norms. We also find that increased

Bandyopadhyay, Antar

155

Transformational Leadership Related to School Climate  

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This study examined the relationship between teacher perceptions of the degree to which a principal displays the factors of transformational leadership (idealized attributes, idealized behaviors, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulations, and individual considerations) and the perceived school climate (supportive principal behavior,…

McCarley, Troy A.

2012-01-01

156

A Personal Narrative: The Synergistic Leadership Theory as It Applies to the Leadership of a Principal of a Rural Intermediate School  

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The purpose of this narrative study was two-fold. First, the researcher, an African American male principal in a rural, high minority, intermediate school, used to reflect on strategies implemented to enhance the learning environment that subsequently increased student achievement. Second, determined through the study was how personal leadership

Manuel, Karlis R.

2010-01-01

157

Female first, leader second? Gender bias in the encoding of leadership behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current paper we investigate whether gender affects the encoding of leadership behavior. In three studies we found evidence that perceivers had difficulty encoding leadership behaviors into their underlying prototypical leadership traits when the behavior implied an agentic trait and the behavior was enacted by a female. Using a lexical decision making task, in Study 1 we demonstrated that

Kristyn A. Scott; Douglas J. Brown

2006-01-01

158

Female First, Leader Second? Gender Bias in the Encoding of Leadership Behavior  

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In the current paper we investigate whether gender affects the encoding of leadership behavior. In three studies we found evidence that perceivers had difficulty encoding leadership behaviors into their underlying prototypical leadership traits when the behavior implied an agentic trait and the behavior was enacted by a female. Using a lexical…

Scott, Kristyn A.; Brown, Douglas J.

2006-01-01

159

Teachers' Perception of Their Principal's Leadership Style and the Effects on Student Achievement in Improving and Non-Improving Schools  

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Teachers' perceptions of their school leaders influence student achievement in their schools. The extent of this influence is examined in this study. This quantitative study examined teachers' perceptions of the leadership style of their principals as transformational, transactional or passive-avoidant in improving and non-improving schools in…

Hardman, Brenda Kay

2011-01-01

160

A Case Study of Principal Leadership in Guiding School and Classroom Instructional Practices in an Urban School of Diversity  

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This study seeks to explore the leadership practices of the principal in a high performing urban school of diversity. Generally speaking, instructional leader effectiveness is often dependent upon the school leader's ability to create an environment where strong professional collaboration, frequent dialogue, and shared norms exist for improving…

Flamini, Richard V.

2010-01-01

161

The Relationship between the Leadership Styles of Texas Catholic High School and Middle School Principals and Student Performance  

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The purpose of this study was two-fold. The primary goal was to investigate the relationship between the leadership style of Texas Catholic school principals and student performance. Student performance was assessed by national standardized tests: American College Test (ACT), the SAT (formerly known as the "Scholastic Aptitude Test" or "Scholastic…

Moreno, Rick

2009-01-01

162

An Examination of Principal Leadership Styles and Their Influence on School Performance as Measured by Adequate Yearly Progress at Selected Title I Elementary Schools in South Carolina  

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The purpose of this study was to examine principal leadership styles and their influence on school performance as measured by adequate yearly progress at selected Title I schools in South Carolina. The main focus of the research study was to complete descriptive statistics on principal leadership styles in schools that met or did not meet adequate…

Martin, Tammy Faith

2012-01-01

163

Examining the Relationship between Technology Leadership Behaviors and Project Success  

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Organizations invest substantial resources into technology initiatives intended to generate advantages associated with improved use of human resources, increased operational efficiencies, and creating new capacities within processes and products; however, there is limited knowledge regarding how technology leadership behaviors influence project…

Bolman, David B.

2012-01-01

164

Evaluations of Leadership Behavior: Do Sex or Androgyny Matter?  

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This study extends previous research investigating the extent to which leadership behavior evaluations are a function of the sex of the leader being evaluated as well as the evaluator's sex. Androgyny (the masculinity/femininity of the evaluator's own personality) was added as a possible predictor, and the evaluator's occupational level (student…

Butterfield, D. Anthony; Powell, Gary N.

165

Development and Validation of a Principal Implementation Practices Measure: The Principal Implementation Questionnaire  

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Measurement of principal implementation behaviors has proved difficult to researchers in educational leadership due to a lack of consensus on the operational definitions of leadership constructs. The Principal Implementation Questionnaire (PIQ) was developed and validated with the intention of providing clarity in the assessment of principal

Nettles, Stephen M.; Petscher, Yaacov

2007-01-01

166

Implementing a Cross-District Principal Mentoring Program: A Human Resources Approach to Developing Midcareer Principals' Leadership Capacities  

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Despite the key role that principals play in leading schoolwide change, districts' efforts to support principals are often limited, particularly in rural settings. In this article, we report the preliminary findings of a cross-district mentoring program for nine midcareer rural school principals. The collaboratively developed human resource…

Della Sala, Matthew R.; Klar, Hans W.; Lindle, Jane Clark; Reese, Kenyae L.; Knoeppel, Robert C.; Campbell, Michael; Buskey, Frederick C.

2013-01-01

167

Teacher Expectations and Principal Behavior: Responding to Teacher Acquiescence  

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This study investigates the relationship between low teacher expectations and principal behavior. The researcher investigated why some teachers seem to acquiesce, or make deals and "give in," to student disengagement. After a two-year ethnographic study in an alternative school for at-risk Black students, the author found that White teachers are…

Khalifa, Muhammad A.

2011-01-01

168

The Principal's Academy: A Collaborative California University Initiative on Congruence of Principal Training to Urban School Leadership Practice  

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Purposively selected urban California superintendents and assistant superintendents participated in surveys and interviews which examined their views about the impact California university Tier I school leadership preparation programs have on overall preparedness for the position, effectiveness of job performance, longevity, transference of skills…

Marcos, Teri; Witmer, Matt; Foland, Ron; Vouga, Robert; Wise, Donald

2011-01-01

169

A Comparative Study of Educational Leadership Behavior by Gender and Race  

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The philosophies and behaviors of a leader constitute his or her leadership style. Historically, studies of educational leadership have focused on the philosophies and behaviors of white males. Over the past forty years, there have been a number of studies conducted that seek to identify differences between male and female leadership styles.…

Campbell, Sonya B.

2010-01-01

170

Transformational Leadership, Innovative Behavior, and Task Performance: Test of Mediation and Moderation Processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use the self-concept based theory of leadership and social exchange theory to hypothesize processes linking transformational leadership to follower performance outcomes. Specifically, we hypothesize that (a) transformational leadership relates to followers' work engagement both directly and indirectly through their psychological states, (b) work engagement relates to innovative behavior, (c) innovative behavior relates to task performance, and (d) the work

Samuel Aryee; Fred O. Walumbwa; Qin Zhou; Chad A. Hartnell

2012-01-01

171

Universal Leadership Behaviors and the Occupational Information Network's Generalized Work Activities  

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Recent leadership literature suggests that there is a growing trend to explore the idea of identifying universally accepted leadership behaviors. Before common leadership behaviors can be identified a standardized set of descriptors must be utilized. This study looks at the potential role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information…

Hurt, Andrew C.; Homan, Scott R.

2008-01-01

172

Determinants of Transformational Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a sample of 93 superior-subordinate dyads from various organizations in India, this study looked at the relationships between leader's organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), transformational leadership, and follower's OCB. It also looked at leader's public self-consciousness and self-monitoring as antecedents to leader OCB, and leader's social skills and even-temperedness as antecedents to follower OCB. Results show that public self-consciousness is

Venkat R. Krishnan; Pooja Arora

2008-01-01

173

Leadership and Ethical Justice Behavior in a High Moral Intensity Operational Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explores the relationship between moral behavior in a high moral intensity context and leadership behavior in Norwegian naval officer cadets (N = 82). Peer ratings of leadership behavior were used as predictor variables, and ethical justice behavior, defined as the disclosure of sensitive information in a demanding prisoner-of-war exercise, was used as an outcome measure. A hierarchical

Olav Kjellevold Olsen; Jarle Eid; Gerry Larsson

2010-01-01

174

Leadership Coaching: Building the Capacity of Urban Principals in Underperforming Schools  

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This investigation assesses the effects of leadership coaching on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of urban public school administrators in P-12 underperforming schools. The study specifically examines leadership, management, and student achievement growth during the time of coaching. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, three domains were…

Warren, Susan R.; Kelsen, Virginia E.

2013-01-01

175

The Relationship between School Principals' Leadership Styles and Collective Teacher Efficacy  

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This study aims to determine the relationship between school administrators' leadership styles and the collective teacher efficacy based on teachers' perceptions. In line with this objective, the multifactor leadership style scale and the collective teacher efficacy scale were applied on 223 teachers who were working in the province of…

Akan, Durdagi

2013-01-01

176

Principals Fostering the Instructional Leadership Capacities of Department Chairs: A Strategy for Urban High School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of literature has highlighted the affordances of distributive forms of instructional leadership as a means to broaden and deepen instructional leadership capacity within schools. Yet, specifically how the capabilities of such key leaders as high school department chairs can be fostered to realize enhanced instructional capacity…

Klar, Hans W.

2013-01-01

177

Emotional Intelligence and Transformative Leadership Style of Principals in High Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considering the importance of human resource development goals of today\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Schools and organizations, to address the patterns and techniques necessary for understanding and guiding staff is one of the most effective methods and guidance, familiarity with topics and transformative leadership styles and management practices is the transformative leadership style and management skills. The purpose of the present research as a

Ijaz Ahmad Tatlah; Tahseen Mehmood

2012-01-01

178

Identifying Leadership Potential: The Process of Principals within a Charter School Network  

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The importance of strong educational leadership for American K-12 schools cannot be overstated. As such, school districts need to actively recruit and develop leaders. One way to do so is for school officials to become more strategic in leadership identification and development. If contemporary leaders are strategic about whom they identify and…

Waidelich, Lynn A.

2012-01-01

179

Public High School Assistant Principals' Reports of Self-Efficacy in Performing Their Professional Job Responsibilities in Accordance with the Educational Leadership Constituency Council's Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore and describe public high school assistant principals' reports of self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997) in performing their professional job responsibilities in accordance with the Educational Leadership Constituency Council's (ELCC) Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership (National Policy Board…

Bell, Susan A.

2011-01-01

180

The Role of Leadership Capacity in Sustaining the School Improvement Initiative of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports  

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This article examines what occurred within schools successfully implementing and sustaining Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports through the lens of leadership capacity. Leadership capacity, a broad-based, skillful participation in leadership, promotes the capabilities of many organizational members to lead. Researchers used quantitative analysis…

Combs, Christine; Martin, Barbara N.

2011-01-01

181

Embracing Transformational Leadership: Team Values and the Impact of Leader Behavior on Team Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated the relationship between transformational leadership behavior and group performance in 218 financial services teams that were branches of a bank in Hong Kong and the United States. Transformational leadership influenced team performance through the mediating effect of team potency. The effect of transformational leadership on team potency was moderated by team power distance and team collectivism, such

John Schaubroeck; Simon S. K. Lam; Sandra E. Cha

2007-01-01

182

Leadership for learning: a research-based model and taxonomy of behaviors1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the authors examine the components of leadership for learning employing research on highly productive schools and school districts and high-performing principals and superintendents, using a three-dimensional model of productivity. The knowledge base of leadership for learning is captured under eight major dimensions: vision for learning, instructional program, curricular program, assessment program, communities of learning, resource acquisition and

Joseph Murphy; Stephen N. Elliott; Ellen Goldring; Andrew C. Porter

2007-01-01

183

The Perception and Treatment by Teachers and Principals of the Behavioral Problems of Elementary School Children.  

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Compared were attitudes of elementary school teachers and principals on their classification of student behavior and discipline problems and behavior change treatment needed. Subjects consisted of 170 elementary school teachers and 15 principals in a mid-western city school system. Reaction of teachers and principals to discipline and behavior

Dobson, Russell; Brewer, Leon

184

Toward Instructional Leadership: Principals' Perceptions of Large-Scale Assessment in Schools  

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This paper describes a study of the perceptions that Saskatchewan school principals have regarding large-scale assessment reform and their perceptions of how assessment reform has affected their roles as principals. The findings revealed that large-scale assessments, especially provincial assessments, have affected the principal in Saskatchewan…

Prytula, Michelle; Noonan, Brian; Hellsten, Laurie

2013-01-01

185

An Examination of Ohio Principals' Attitudes toward Technology and First Amendment Law: Implications for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated…

Gooden, Mark A.

2012-01-01

186

Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Leadership: The Changing Role of Principals in Thailand  

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This paper examines the changing role of principals in Thailand using a cultural lens. Global educational trends and new expectations for school improvement have placed Thai principals firmly at the crossroads between tradition and change. The paper proposes several avenues that Thai principals may explore in order to manage the conflicting…

Hallinger, Philip

2004-01-01

187

Keys to Successful Leadership: High Support for Capable and Versatile Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the prerequisites for principals' success within a decentralized and deregulated Swedish-policy environment characterized by democratic equity values and neo-liberal practices? Twenty-four secondary school principals identified internal and external factors that promote or inhibit principals' success. The discussion concerns whether the…

Tornsen, Monika

2010-01-01

188

The Discursive Exercise of School Leadership: Disputes on the Representation of Educational Realities in Workplace Interactions between a Chilean Principal and Her Colleagues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the ways in which a principal of a K-12 school in Chile exercises leadership through talk and nonverbal communication when engaging other educational practitioners about how to view particular school events. More specifically, this study focuses on the verbal and nonverbal means that the principal uses, as a political…

Unda, Viviana

2011-01-01

189

Do Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents Perceive Leadership the Same Way? A Structural Equation Modeling Test of the Equivalence of a Multi-Dimensional Construct across Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used in this study to determine the extent to which teachers, principals, and superintendents perceive the leadership construct in the same way. The researchers found that the two-factor model fits the principal group and particularly the superintendent group better than does the four-factor model. The…

Rodriguez-Campos, Liliana; Rincones-Gomez, Rigoberto; Shen, Jianping

2008-01-01

190

A Study of Relationship between Principals' Self-Reported Degree of Transformational Leadership and Students' Mathematics and Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A non-experimental research study was performed in which the researcher investigated the relationship between principals' use of transformational leadership practices and students' reading and mathematics achievement. A sample of principals from 2,500 randomly selected elementary, middle, and high schools in New York State were recruited…

Onorato, Michael

2011-01-01

191

High School Principals and Students: Negotiating Deviant Behavior through Politeness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined natural dialogue between high school disciplinarians (principals, deans, assistant principals) and students in disciplinary situations. Four disciplinarians (two men and two women--two assistant principals, one principal, and one dean) representing three schools in central Illinois audiotaped as few or as many complete dialogues…

Martinson, Jay

192

Using Peer Learning Support Networks and Reflective Practice: The Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arkansas Leadership Academy (ALA) was established in 1991 and is a nationally recognized statewide partnership that includes 15 universities, 9 professional associations, the Arkansas Departments of Education, Higher Education, Career Education, and several other government and business agencies. In 2011, there were 49 partners involved…

Bengtson, Ed, Airola, Denise, Peer, Diana, Davis.

2012-01-01

193

Principal Leadership: Sustaining and Deepening School Improvement in Low-Income Communities in North America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This introductory article presents the research background for this special issue of the "Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership". The article includes an overview of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) as well as a description of the subsequent development of a multi-institution North American team. The primary…

Jacobson, Stephen

2012-01-01

194

Beyond Coffee with the Principal: Toward Leadership for Authentic School-Family Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article problematizes conventional school-family partnerships, as geared toward narrow school agendas or mandates for collaboration, and documents efforts to lead more authentic partnerships as part of socially just urban schools. Just as meaningful parent involvement needs to go "beyond the bake sale," so, too, must leadership for authentic…

Auerbach, Susan

2010-01-01

195

Principals in the Pipeline: Districts Construct a Framework to Develop School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A diverse school district hugging the eastern border of Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, has introduced rigorous hiring methods and other practices to boost the quality of leadership in its 198 schools. In so doing, the district has also earned a spot among the pioneers in efforts nationally to ensure that public schools are led by the…

Mendels, Pamela

2012-01-01

196

Preparing a New Breed of Principals in Tennessee: Instructional Leadership Redesign in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From 2005 through 2008, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) worked with the Tennessee State Board of Education and two universities in Tennessee--East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and the University of Memphis--to redesign educational leadership preparation. These two universities served as pilot sites for a redesign that would be…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

197

A Comparison of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Principal Leadership Skills by Campus Student Achievement Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Important findings indicate differences exist by campus type and by…

Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Gentry, Jim; Cauble, Mary

2010-01-01

198

New Opportunities for Principal Leadership: Shaping School Climates for Enhanced Teacher Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Improved professional development for teachers and principals is central to our national educational agenda. Principals struggle with the challenge of how to build school climates that improve practice in an era of heightened accountability and increasingly complex adaptive challenges. Purpose/Objective/Research Questions/Focus…

Drago-Severson, Eleanor

2012-01-01

199

Successful Principals: Telling or Selling? On the Importance of Context for School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article will argue that diverse national, regional and local contexts leave different rooms for manoeuvre for school principals. The social technologies applied by the authorities (like accountability systems) can be "tight" or "loose" and so leave little or much room for principals' interpretations of what a good school is and what…

Moos, Lejf; Krejsler, John; Kofod, Klaus Kasper

2008-01-01

200

Exemplary Leadership in Challenging Urban Public School Settings It's the Principal of the Thing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined exemplary principals in ten public schools that are located in challenging urban settings; schools in six cities located in four different states were studied. As a result, ten emerging themes have been identified that are shared by these exemplary principals, themes that can serve as a basis for improving and/or evaluating…

Gutelius, Harry

2011-01-01

201

The Interpersonal Challenges of Instructional Leadership: Principals' Effectiveness in Conversations about Performance Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Principals commonly struggle to have effective conversations about staff performance issues, tending to tolerate, protect, and work around such issues rather than effectively addressing them. This article evaluates principals' effectiveness in having "difficult" conversations with parents and with teachers. Research…

Le Fevre, Deidre M.; Robinson, Viviane M. J.

2015-01-01

202

A Study of District Leadership Practices in the Principal Professional Learning Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study was implemented in an urban, Title I school district in the southern portion of the United States. The problem the study addressed was that the various phenomena pertaining to the implementation of the principal professional learning community (PPLC), as perceived by the 14 participating elementary school principals, had not…

Miller, Danielle G.

2012-01-01

203

The Teacher Self-Efficacy Experience: A Phenomenological Inquiry of the Effects on Principal Leadership Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School principal's practices are affected by many factors on a daily basis. Various factors affecting their practice are invisible to the eye and silent by the spoken word. However, the problem exists that there is a lack of research identifying the experiences of practicing principals regarding teacher self-efficacy. Furthermore, there is not…

Hockenberry, James E.

2010-01-01

204

Central Office Leadership in Principal Professional Learning Communities: The Practice beneath the Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Some school districts across the country have begun to convene principals in professional learning communities (PPLC) as a strategy to help principals develop as instructional leaders, and they have designated executive-level central office staff to lead the PPLCs. Extant research suggests the promise of PPLCs for supporting…

Honig, Meredith I.; Rainey, Lydia R.

2014-01-01

205

Leadership Succession: The First-Year Principal--Insiders and Outsiders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of the school-building principal is vital to the school's overall success and the need for excellent educational leaders is urgent. When school districts are faced with school-building principal succession, the process of replacement can be extremely stressful, so it is critical that the appointment be successful. While much has been…

Whitlock-Pope, Shelly L.

2010-01-01

206

A Case Study of Principal Leadership in an Effective Inclusive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation examined the role of the principal in school change during the current era of high-stakes accountability. Qualitative methods were used to conduct a case study of one principal who had a record of success in leading school change efforts and developing a model inclusive program in his school. The results of the case study…

Hoppey, David; McLeskey, James

2013-01-01

207

Teachers’ Perceptions of How Leadership Styles and Practices of Principals Influence their Job Satisfaction and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses the challenge principals face in retaining highly qualified and effective teachers in their schools. Although efforts to recruit new teachers have proven successful, teachers are leaving education at alarming rates, especially in the first four years of their careers. The purpose of this study was to identify what school principals can do to increase teachers' job satisfaction

Eric Matthew Denton

2009-01-01

208

The Intersection of Race and Gender in School Leadership for Three Black Female Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using four assumptions of Black feminism, this qualitative study describes the practice of three African-American female principals in predominantly African-American, urban high schools. First, in general, the principals seemed to understand their experiences as part of a larger historical context. Second, given the shared racial and gender…

Reed, Latish Cherie

2012-01-01

209

The Responsibilities and Leadership Attributes of Principals in Opening Newly Constructed Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The construction and opening of a new school adds a new dimension to the principal's role. The purpose of this study was to describe the duties and responsibilities of a principal opening a newly constructed school, during the year preceding the opening of the school, and during the first year of occupancy in that school. The study was enriched by…

Santos, Joseph

2009-01-01

210

Organizational leadership: motives and behaviors of leaders in current organizations.  

PubMed

Organizational leadership is fundamental for the working and development of current organizations. It helps members of an organization to face transcendental challenges. One of the fundamental aspects of leaders is their personal characteristics and behaviour as perceived by their co-workers. Although research has established a relationship between these components, findings have failed to come up with any congruent evidence and further to this the organizations and contexts used are from several decades ago. This article, which forms part of the international GLOBE project, analyses the relationship between motives and behaviour as perceived by co-workers in organizations, using quantitative and qualitative methods and including technological innovations. Using samples from 40 corporate directors and 84 of their co-workers, from different companies, it confirms how the main motives of leaders (power, affiliation and achievement) are related to different behavioral patterns (power to authoritarian, non-dependent and non-social-skill behaviours; affiliation to relationship and dependent behaviors, and achievement to proactive behaviors). It discusses the results with relation to traditional research and suggests practical measures and proposals for future investigations in this area. PMID:19476239

Martí, Margarita; Gil, Francisco; Barrasa, Angel

2009-05-01

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The Relationship of Principal Leadership to Organizational Learning and Sustained Academic Achievement  

E-print Network

created strong collaborative cultures characterized by an uncompromised focus on student learning. The findings of this study also indicated that principals who effectively Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, and Enable Others to Act, distributed...

Hardoin, Leonard J.

2010-07-14

212

Getting Results From Science Teacher Leadership: The Critical Role of Principals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There is growing evidence that teacher leaders and principals are indeed effecting-and perhaps-essential allies in leading schoolwide improvement in teacher effectiveness and student learning. This chapter opens with a detailed look at the empirical and t

Barbara Miller

2009-02-21

213

The Knowing-Doing Gap: The Influence of Teacher Feedback in Changing Principal Behavior--A Mixed Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed methods study attempted to determine how a system of regular feedback from teachers on principal's work influenced the way in which two principals incorporated the 21 Leadership Responsibilities into their daily practice. Since Principals are the front line of school reform, even when a school commits to an improvement effort that is…

St. Martin, Kimberly

2010-01-01

214

The principal's trustworthiness: the impact on effective school leadership as perceived by teachers on selected campuses in the North East Independent School District  

E-print Network

The primary purpose of the study was to identify the effective school leadership behaviors that build trust with teachers, as perceived by teachers on selected campuses in the North East Independent School District. A secondary purpose of the study...

Longloy, Mary Margaret

2007-04-25

215

The Effect of Congruence of Leadership Behaviors on Motivation, Commitment, and Satisfaction of College Tennis Players  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of congruence of leadership behaviors on motivation, commitment, and satisfaction of college tennis players. Respondents (n = 245) included collegiate tennis players from all NCAA division levels (I, II, and III). The athletes were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the preferred and perceived versions of the Revised Leadership Scale

Damon Patrick Sermons Andrew

2004-01-01

216

The Effect of Follower Regulatory Focus and Extraversion on Leadership Behavior: The Role of Emotional Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The principle of regulatory fit implies that managers should demonstrate more transformational leadership, and refrain from critical or detached behavior, if their subordinates exhibit a promotion focus or extraverted personality. Furthermore, emotional intelligence should enhance the capacity of managers to adapt their leadership style and accommodate these characteristics of employees. To assess these propositions, 263 pairs of managers and subordinates

Simon Moss; Damian Ritossa; Simon Ngu

2006-01-01

217

The Relationship between High School Mathematics Teachers' Leadership Behavior and Students' Mathematics Anxiety.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined teacher leadership behavior in the high school mathematics classroom according to Kouzes and Posner's conceptual framework of credible, exemplary leadership. Data were gathered from 13 mathematics teachers, and 445 high school mathematics students from two suburban high schools. This study found that students did not perceive…

Joannon-Bellows, Felicia J.

218

Contextualization and standardization of the supportive leadership behavior questionnaire based on socio- cognitive theory in Iran  

PubMed Central

Background: Effective leadership is of prime importance in any organization and it goes through changes based on accepted health promotion and behavior change theory. Although there are many leadership styles, transformational leadership, which emphasizes supportive leadership behaviors, seems to be an appropriate style in many settings particularly in the health care and educational sectors which are pressured by high turnover and safety demands. Iran has been moving rapidly forward and its authorities have understood and recognized the importance of matching leadership styles with effective and competent care for success in health care organizations. This study aimed to develop the Supportive Leadership Behaviors Scale based on accepted health and educational theories and to psychometrically test it in the Iranian context. Methods: The instrument was based on items from established questionnaires. A pilot study validated the instrument which was also cross-validated via re-translation. After validation, 731 participants answered the questionnaire. Results: The instrument was finalized and resulted in a 20-item questionnaire using the exploratory factor analysis, which yielded four factors of support for development, integrity, sincerity and recognition and explaining the supportive leadership behaviors (all above 0.6). Mapping these four measures of leadership behaviors can be beneficial to determine whether effective leadership could support innovation and improvements in medical education and health care organizations on the national level. The reliability measured as Cronbach’s alpha was 0.84. Conclusion: This new instrument yielded four factors of support for development, integrity, sincerity and recognition and explaining the supportive leadership behaviors which are applicable in health and educational settings and are helpful in improving self –efficacy among health and academic staff.

Shirazi, Mandana; Emami, Amir Hosein; Mirmoosavi, ,Seyed Jamal; Alavinia, Seyed Mohammad; Zamanian, Hadi; Fathollahbeigi, Faezeh; Masiello, Italo

2014-01-01

219

How Principals Learn to Lead: The Comparative Influence of On-the-Job Experiences, Administrator Credential Programs, and the ISLLC Standards in the Development of Leadership Expertise among Urban Public School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the comparative influence of college administrator credential programs, on-the-job experiences, and the ISLLC Standards in the development of leadership expertise among urban public school principals. An exploratory, ex-post-facto research design used both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A survey…

Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J.; Fultz, Miriam

2013-01-01

220

Enhancing Motivational Opportunity in Elementary Schooling: A Case Study of the Ecology of Principal Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the efforts of an elementary private school principal to create a motivating school climate. Discusses four ecological principles: (1) the development of activities that recognize individuality and demand involvement and adaptation; (2) the expansion of resources to the whole school community; (3) the interdependence of activities at each…

Butterworth, Barbara; Weinstein, Rhona S.

1996-01-01

221

The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide: A Time for Special Leadership by Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph provides principals and school officials with information about coping with adolescent suicide. Section 1, "Introduction," discusses the uncomfortable nature of the topic, cites statistics, and recommends that preventive programs be developed. Section 2, "Causes of Suicide," analyzes stress and depression among youth and suggests…

Dempsey, Richard A.

222

The Leadership Styles of Hong Kong Kindergarten Principals in a Context of Managerial Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the implementation of the Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme (PEVS) in 2007, its built-in quality assurance mechanism has brought about subtle changes in the work relationship between kindergarten (KG) principals and teachers. The increasing demand for accountability and the call for improvement in the quality of pre-school education are…

Chan, Chi Wai

2014-01-01

223

A Signature Pedagogy for Leadership Education: Preparing Principals through Participatory Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study proposes participatory action research as a signature pedagogy for principal preparation programs. Signature pedagogies bring professional knowledge and core values together in distinctive teaching and learning arrangements. A rationale and learning results are presented that describe key components of action research intended to help…

Sappington, Neil; Baker, Paul J.; Gardner, Dianne; Pacha, Joe

2010-01-01

224

Leadership to Promote Inclusion: Perceptions of Elementary Principals on Inclusion, Co-Teaching, and Differentiated Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Act mandates that all students with or without disabilities should be included in the regular education classroom to the greatest extent appropriate. Research shows the importance of the principal's ability to shape programs, policies and school cultures that are supportive of inclusion. Deploying a modified…

Murray, Michelle L.

2012-01-01

225

Educational Leadership and Market Values: A Study of School Principals in Iceland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the findings of a larger case study about the impact of values on educational leaders in Iceland. The environment of Icelandic schools has changed considerably in recent years. These changes have affected schools and changed the nature and scope of principals' work. Scholars have argued that these changes are primarily…

Lárusdóttir, Steinunn Helga

2014-01-01

226

The Role of Accountability Policies and Alternative Certification on Principals' Perceptions of Leadership Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on findings from a survey of Massachusetts' school principals that examined their perceptions of the nature and quality of certification programs. Results indicate that "when" participants were certified (pre or post NCLB) and "where" they were certified (public, private, alternative programs) has a significant influence on the…

Militello, Matthew; Gajda, Rebecca; Bowers, Alex J.

2009-01-01

227

Leadership Role Expectations and Relationships of Principals and Pastors in Catholic Parochial Elementary Schools: Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parish elementary schools in the United States have a governance structure that often precipitates conflict. The principal is the designated leader of the school, the educational administrator, and the supervisor of the faculty and students. By canon law, however, the pastor of the parish remains ultimately responsible for the spiritual and…

Schafer, Duane F.

2004-01-01

228

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERSHIP STYLES OF PRINCIPALS AND SCHOOL CULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

While it may seem that in today's society, the leaders of the school should primarily concentrate on curriculum, assessment, and accountability, there is one significant missing piece that is just as important: school culture. Recent educational reform efforts have focused on creating effective school cultures as a means of improving student achievement. Because the role of the principal is viewed

SHAWN TERESE MARTIN

229

At the Intersection of Principal and Teacher Instructional Leadership: The Case of Donaldson Elementary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 2 years of progress, the literacy initiative at Donaldson Elementary faces challenges because of a disagreement between Principal Joanna Jackson and Literacy Coordinator Loretta Sullivan over whether Sullivan's role should include evaluative classroom observations and whether teachers should be mandated to receive coaching. The case is…

Stoelinga, Sara Ray

2010-01-01

230

A Study of Learning-Centered Leadership Skills of Principals in Career and Technical Education Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite years of educational reform, secondary students have demonstrated only modest increases in achievement. Career and technical education students have not demonstrated the same level of performance as non-career and technical education students. Except for teachers, principals have the greatest influence over student achievement. What should…

Rodman, Mary E.

2012-01-01

231

The Effect of School Principals' Leadership Styles on Teachers' Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have conducted a number of studies in order to demonstrate the effects of leadership styles on school outcomes. In these research studies, particularly, the full range of leadership styles have been used. The impact of transformational leadership, transactional leadership and laissez faire stated in this model on job satisfaction and…

Aydin, Ayhan; Sarier, Yilmaz; Uysal, Sengul

2013-01-01

232

Leadership behaviors of effective project managers in construction project organizations in Texas  

E-print Network

A study involving twenty-six construction firms, which practice project management in Texas, examined whether thirteen leadership behaviors could be associated with effective project managers. The data indicated that supervisors and subordinates...

Haney, Harvey Joe

2012-06-07

233

Student identified leadership competencies, skills, behaviors, and training needs: perspectives of college newspaper editors  

E-print Network

This study identified the leadership competencies, skills, behaviors, and training needs most critical to a college newspaper leader's success. A Web-based Delphi technique, supported by the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A...

Rowlands, Alice J.

2006-08-16

234

Pennsylvania Public School Vice Principals' Perceptions about Formal and Informal Mentoring Structures and the Effective Transfer of Leadership, Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Pennsylvania Principal's Induction Program, referred to in this study as GROW, includes mentoring as a component offered to enhance and support the professional growth of first to third year administrator-inductees with regard to the core and corollary standards for leadership. Among the many administrators involved in the program,…

Swetkowski Giovanisci, Katy V.

2012-01-01

235

An analysis of the relationship between K--5 elementary school teachers' perceptions of principal instructional leadership and their science teaching efficacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between K-5 elementary school teachers' perceptions of principal instructional leadership and their science teaching efficacy. The influence of background variables on both leadership and efficacy is also analyzed. A sequential mixed methods approach was used in this study. The survey sample was comprised of teachers in the elementary divisions of schools from the nine international school regional associations. Teacher participation was obtained through an email containing an online survey link. Following the analysis of survey responses (N=356), in-depth interviews (N=17) were conducted. Reliability for the instructional leadership scale was found to be .94 (coefficient alpha) and .69 for the personal science teaching efficacy (PSTE) scale. The results show a significant correlation between elementary school teachers' perceptions of principal instructional leadership and their PSTE levels, with the most significant correlation that between the study of a science-related major or minor at college and higher PSTE scores. Strong correlations were also found between PSTE levels and having principals who discussed goals at faculty meetings, participated in science curricular review, supported recognition of student progress, encouraged new skills and concepts, discussed student progress with faculty, and used assessments to see science progress towards easily understood goals. PSTE levels were also higher in schools where principals had grade or school level science coordinators in place and where they supported the use of science kits.

Clark, Ian

236

Introduction to Educational Leadership & Organizational Behavior: Theory into Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book was written for the student-practitioner. It introduces organizational and leadership theories that are especially relevant to educational administration programs that prepare students for school and district leadership roles. It begins with a historical overview of organizational theory, in chapter 1, to provide a framework for…

Chance, Patti L.; Chance, Edward W.

237

Leadership behavior in relation to dominance and reproductive status in gray wolves, Canis lupus  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We analyzed the leadership behavior of breeding and nonbreeding gray wolves (Canis lupus) in three packs during winter in 1997-1999. Scent-marking, frontal leadership (time and frequency in the lead while traveling), initiation of activity, and nonfrontal leadership were recorded during 499 h of ground-based observations in Yellowstone National Park. All observed scent-marking (N = 158) was done by breeding wolves, primarily dominant individuals. Dominant breeding pairs provided most leadership, consistent with a trend in social mammals for leadership to correlate with dominance. Dominant breeding wolves led traveling packs during 64% of recorded behavior bouts (N = 591) and 71% of observed travel time (N = 64 h). During travel, breeding males and females led packs approximately equally, which probably reflects high parental investment by both breeding male and female wolves. Newly initiated behaviors (N = 104) were prompted almost 3 times more often by dominant breeders (70%) than by nonbreeders (25%). Dominant breeding females initiated pack activities almost 4 times more often than subordinate breeding females (30 vs. 8 times). Although one subordinate breeding female led more often than individual nonbreeders in one pack in one season, more commonly this was not the case. In 12 cases breeding wolves exhibited nonfrontal leadership. Among subordinate wolves, leadership behavior was observed in subordinate breeding females and other individuals just prior to their dispersal from natal packs. Subordinate wolves were more often found leading packs that were large and contained many subordinate adults.

Peterson, R.O.; Jacobs, A.K.; Drummer, T.D.; Mech, L.D.; Smith, D.W.

2002-01-01

238

Seven behaviors to advance teamwork: findings from a study of innovation leadership in a simulation center.  

PubMed

Traditional notions of individual-based leadership behaviors are no longer adequate to achieve innovation in health care organizations. A major contributing factor for limited innovation is that outdated leadership practices, such as leader centricity, linear thinking, and poor readiness for innovation, are being used in health care organizations. Through a qualitative case study analysis of innovation implementation, 7 characteristics of innovation leadership, founded in team behaviors, were uncovered. The characteristics that were uncovered included boundary spanning, risk taking, visioning, leveraging opportunity, adaptation, coordination of information flow, and facilitation. These characteristics describe how leaders throughout the system were able to influence and implement innovation successfully. PMID:24896576

Weberg, Dan; Weberg, Kim

2014-01-01

239

Selected Proceedings from the 2001 annual conference of the International Leadership Association, November 1-4, Miami, Florida USA Exploring the Relationship Between the Perceived Leadership Style of Secondary Principals and the Professional Development Practices of Their Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the leadership style of secondary principals and the professional development practices of their teachers. The population of the study consisted of the Catholic high schools accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Education. One hundred twenty-nine or 50.4% of the 256 eligible schools participated in the study. Two

Mary Persico

240

A Study of Middle School Principal Behaviors and Their Impact on Teacher Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation was designed to investigate the causes behind teacher turnover and the connection between principal behavior, teacher working conditions, and rates of teacher turnover. In particular, this study examined behaviors that teachers in three North Carolina middle schools felt their principals displayed that helped encourage them to…

Martin, Todd

2011-01-01

241

Voices of four African American and European American female principals and their leadership styles in a recognized urban school district  

E-print Network

in secondary educational leadership positions exercised and (re)interpreted (Dillard, 1995) their leadership. The intent of my case study was to broaden the limited research base relating to the lived stories and experiences of the principalship from those...

Turner, Clara Thompson

2004-11-15

242

When Leadership Goes Unnoticed: The Moderating Role of Follower Self-Esteem on the Relationship Between Ethical Leadership and Follower Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined the effects of ethical leadership on follower organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and deviant behavior.\\u000a Drawing upon research related to the behavioral plasticity hypothesis, the authors examined a moderating role of follower\\u000a self-\\u0009esteem in these relationships. Results from a field study revealed that ethical leadership is positively related to\\u000a follower OCB and negatively related to deviance. We

James B. Avey; Michael E. Palanski; Fred O. Walumbwa

2011-01-01

243

Applications of Nonlinear Principal Components Analysis to Behavioral Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An empirical investigation of the statistical procedure entitled nonlinear principal components analysis was conducted on a known equation and on measurement data in order to demonstrate the procedure and examine its potential usefulness. This method was suggested by R. Gnanadesikan and based on an early paper of Karl Pearson. (Author/AL)

Hicks, Marilyn Maginley

1981-01-01

244

Dentists' leadership-related educational experiences, attitudes, and past and current behavior.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to assess practicing dentists' perceptions of their leadership-related educational experiences during predoctoral education and after graduation, to investigate if these perceptions differed as a function of the respondents' graduation year and gender, and to explore the relationships between educational experiences and the respondents' understanding/perceptions of leadership, leadership-related attitudes, self-perceived effectiveness, and past and current leadership- related behavior. Of the 3,000 general dentist members of the American Dental Association who were invited to participate, 593 returned the survey for a response rate of 20 percent. Between 37 and 65 percent of the respondents indicated that their predoctoral dental education had not prepared them well on a series of factors related to being leaders in their practice, community, state, or at the national level. However, 33 to 77 percent of these dentists responded that educational experiences after graduation prepared them well for different types of leadership activities. Overall, respondents rated their predoctoral experiences significantly less positively than their experiences after graduation for each content area. The more recently the respondents had graduated, the higher they rated their leadership-related educational experiences. The better their educational experiences, the more important the respondents evaluated leadership activities in their practice, organized dentistry, and research/teaching, the more important they assessed leadership to be, and the more effective they evaluated themselves to be as leaders. The perceived quality of the respondents' predoctoral education was not correlated with their past and current leadership activities. The results of this study may suggest that improving leadership training during predoctoral education could positively affect future dentists' attitudes about leadership and ratings of their own effectiveness as leaders. PMID:24882773

Taichman, L Susan; Taichman, Russell S; Inglehart, Marita R

2014-06-01

245

Early life experiences as determinants of leadership role occupancy: The importance of parental influence and rule breaking behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The limited behavioral genetics research reported in the leadership literature has not investigated the degree to which early life experiences predict future emergence into leadership roles. This is the first study to focus on parenting style and early life experiences of rule breaking, and their relationships to leadership roles assumed in adulthood, while controlling for genetic and personality contributions. Using

Bruce J. Avolio; Maria Rotundo; Fred O. Walumbwa

2009-01-01

246

Measuring Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have two reasons to wonder about the whole concept of leadership. First, they are responsible for identifying leadership in others; and second, they must be analytical and reflective about their own capabilities. Consequently, there is always demand for valid and reliable measurement of leadership qualities. This issue reviews recent…

Lashway, Larry

1998-01-01

247

Effects of Gender, Education, and Age upon Leaders' Use of Influence Tactics and Full Range Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships of gender, age, and education to leadership styles and leaders' influence tactics were examined with 56 leaders and 234 followers from a variety of organizations. Leadership behaviors were measured with the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ—rater version). Influence tactics were measured with Yukl’s Influence Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ). Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) was used to test behavioral differences attributed to

Barbuto John E. Jr; Susan Fritz; MatkinGinaS; David B. Marx

2007-01-01

248

Effects of Gender, Education, and Age upon Leaders’ Use of Influence Tactics and Full Range Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships of gender, age, and education to leadership styles and leaders’ influence tactics were examined with 56 leaders\\u000a and 234 followers from a variety of organizations. Leadership behaviors were measured with the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire\\u000a (MLQ—rater version). Influence tactics were measured with Yukl’s Influence Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ). Multivariate Analysis\\u000a of Variance (MANOVA) was used to test behavioral differences attributed to

John E. Barbuto Jr; Susan M. Fritz; Gina S. Matkin; David B. Marx

2007-01-01

249

A Structural Equation Model (SEM) of the Impact of Transformational, Visionary, Charismatic and Ethical Leadership Styles on the Development of Wise Leadership among Filipino Private Secondary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, wisdom is seen as a key resource for school leaders in dealing with the dynamics of the changing school environments. This study purports to expand the growing interest on wisdom by testing a model that describes the impact of transformational, visionary, charismatic and ethical leadership styles on wise leadership development…

Parco-Tropicales, Marishirl; de Guzman, Allan B.

2014-01-01

250

PRINCIPALS OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANT BEHAVIOR DURING ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The behavior of a variety of organic contaminants having low molecular weight has been observed during groundwater recharge with reclaimed water. The evidence is site-specific, but is believed to have broader implications regarding the general behavior of organic contaminants in ...

251

Teacher Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways in which teachers and principals respond to changing leadership roles and some practical steps that principals can take to support leadership are discussed in this article review. It focuses on five papers that explore educators' roles, offering advice on how to respond to changing expectations. "When is New: A Plan of Action" (A. W. Hart)…

Lashway, Larry

1998-01-01

252

The Relation Between Collective Bargaining Environments, and Principal Selection and Organizational Behavior Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of collective bargaining environments on principal hiring and school administrator behavior perceptions. Specifically, researchers hypothesized that small or medium sized school districts that engage in collective bargaining will hire significantly more outsiders as principals than will similar districts in…

Caldwell, William E.; Curfman, Walter L.

253

K-12 Principal's Perceptions of Educational Programming for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated school administrators' perceptions of the effectiveness of their programs serving students with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD). Specifically, the perceptions of principals in schools that provided self-contained programs were compared to the perceptions of principals in schools without self-contained programs. Also…

Knuth, Richard; Beaudoin, Kathleen M.; Benner, Greg

2007-01-01

254

Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. In the  

E-print Network

Curriculum in Leadership and Organizational Performance The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. LOP 3100 Leadership Theory and Behavior Introduction to the nature

Bordenstein, Seth

255

Mentoring Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An assistant principal describes longterm benefits from her mentoring relationship with the principal of Santa Monica (California) High School. Chagrined at her principal's close, hands-on supervisory style, the assistant principal gradually gained experience and confidence. She learned that leadership is about serving others, compassion, and…

Hibert, Kirsten Mikel

2000-01-01

256

Superintendents' Beliefs and Behaviors regarding Instructional Leadership Standards Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined Alabama school superintendents' perceptions of the new Alabama instructional leadership standards as related to the superintendency, and superintendents' professional needs related to the knowledge indicators in the standards. Also explored were superintendents' perceptions towards professional development delivery methods,…

Lewis, Timothy; Rice, Margaret; Rice, Richard, Jr.

2011-01-01

257

Servant Leadership, Procedural Justice Climate, Service Climate, Employee Attitudes, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Cross-Level Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tests the influence of servant leadership on 2 group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice

Fred O. Walumbwa; Chad A. Hartnell; Adegoke Oke

2010-01-01

258

Those Moral Aspects Unique to the Profession: Principals' Perspectives on Their Work and the Implications for a Professional Ethic for Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined aspects of work-related behavior considered morally and ethically unique to the profession of educational leadership as expressed by practitioners. The purpose was to empirically test and develop a practical, profession-specific ethic as articulated by Shapiro and Stefkovich (2001, 2005) and Stefkovich (2006). The study used…

Frick, William C.; Gutierrez, Kathrine J.

2008-01-01

259

Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Applied, Critical, and Transformational Leadership: Women Principals Advancing Social Justice and Educational Equity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, based on the qualitatively rendered experiences and perceptions of educational leaders from historically underserved backgrounds in the US, argues that identity impacts leadership practice. To make this point, researchers build upon an emergent theoretical framework for applied critical leadership from the theories and traditions of…

Santamaría, Lorri J.; Jean-Marie, Gaëtane

2014-01-01

260

Distributed Instructional Leadership in Urban High Schools: Transforming the Work of Principals and Department Chairs through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The leadership-for-learning project described in this article is supported by a grant from the Wallace Foundation and implemented through a partnership of faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and faculty at two other universities in the state, the Department of Public…

Bredeson, Paul V.

2013-01-01

261

Perceptions about Instructional Leadership: The Perspectives of a Principal and Teachers of Birakat Primary School in Focus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational change and reform initiatives currently prevailing at global, national, and local levels seem to require school systems and school leaders to be instructionally focused. A focus on instructional leadership seems to entail, among other things, restructuring of the schools' instructional leadership system in a way that can actively…

Gedifew, Matebe Tafere

2014-01-01

262

The relationship between student performance and leadership practices as perceived by principals and selected site-based decision making (SBDM) committee members of middle schools in Region 5 Education Service Center (ESC), Texas: a cohort study  

E-print Network

study, there was no direct correlation between perceived leadership practices of the principals and student achievement as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. This was true of total LPI scores and also of each...

Sheppard, Larry Scott

2007-09-17

263

Leader personality traits and employee voice behavior: mediating roles of ethical leadership and work group psychological safety.  

PubMed

The antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership were examined in a study of 894 employees and their 222 immediate supervisors in a major financial institution in the United States. The leader personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness were positively related to direct reports' ratings of the leader's ethical leadership, whereas neuroticism was unrelated to these ratings. Ethical leadership influenced followers' voice behavior as rated by followers' immediate supervisors. This relationship was partially mediated by followers' perceptions of psychological safety. Implications for research on ethical leadership and means to enhance ethical behavior among leaders and nonleaders are discussed. PMID:19702370

Walumbwa, Fred O; Schaubroeck, John

2009-09-01

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Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Functional Behaviors for Institutionalizing EBP  

PubMed Central

Background Making evidence-based practice (EBP) a reality throughout an organization is a challenging goal in healthcare services. Leadership has been recognized as a critical element in that process. However, little is known about the exact role and function of various levels of leadership in the successful institutionalization of EBP within an organization. Aims To uncover what leaders at different levels and in different roles actually do, and what actions they take to develop, enhance, and sustain EBP as the norm. Methods Qualitative data from a case study regarding institutionalization of EBP in two contrasting cases (Role Model and Beginner hospitals) were systematically analyzed. Data were obtained from multiple interviews of leaders, both formal and informal, and from staff nurse focus groups. A deductive coding schema, based on concepts of functional leadership, was developed for this in-depth analysis. Results Participants’ descriptions reflected a hierarchical array of strategic, functional, and cross-cutting behaviors. Within these macrolevel “themes,” 10 behavioral midlevel themes were identified; for example, Intervening and Role modeling. Each theme is distinctive, yet various themes and their subthemes were interrelated and synergistic. These behaviors and their interrelationships were conceptualized in the framework “Leadership Behaviors Supportive of EBP Institutionalization” (L-EBP). Leaders at multiple levels in the Role Model case, both formal and informal, engaged in most of these behaviors. Linking Evidence to Action Supportive leadership behaviors required for organizational institutionalization of EBP reflect a complex set of interactive, multifaceted EBP-focused actions carried out by leaders from the chief nursing officer to staff nurses. A related framework such as L-EBP may provide concrete guidance needed to underpin the often-noted but abstract finding that leaders should “support” EBP. PMID:24986669

Stetler, Cheryl B; Ritchie, Judith A; Rycroft-Malone, Jo; Charns, Martin P

2014-01-01

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Development of an Instrument to Measure Self-Reported Leadership Behaviors of Nurse Practitioners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of a questionnaire for measuring self-reported leadership behaviors in nurse practitioners at the advanced clinical level and designed to examine the relationships of other variables such as educational level is described, along with the use of pilot test results in a graduate nursing curriculum. (MSE)

Jones, L. Colette; And Others

1986-01-01

266

Technological Leadership Behavior of High School Headteachers in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the technological leadership behaviors of Saudi Arabian high school regarding the supply and use of educational technologies based on the educational technology standards developed and approved for school headteachers in many countries. The study was carried out with 135 high school headteachers. In the…

Alkrdem, Mofareh

2014-01-01

267

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport: Relationships with Leadership, Team Cohesion, and Athlete Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to introduce the construct of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB; Organ, 1988) into the sport psychology literature and examine its utility in sport. Based upon OCB research in the organizational literature, the Multidimensional Model of Leadership (MML; Chelladurai, 1978), the conceptual framework of team cohesion (CFC; Carron & Hausenblas, 1998), and a model of athlete

Mark W. Aoyagi; Richard H. Cox; Richard T. McGuire

2008-01-01

268

Motivating Peak Performance: Leadership Behaviors That Stimulate Employee Motivation and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of leader behaviors on motivation levels of employees was examined in this study. Two hundred twenty-three vice presidents and chief officers from 104 member colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities were sampled. Leaders were administered the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-rater…

Webb, Kerry

2007-01-01

269

Introduction to Educational Leadership and Organizational Behavior: Theory into Practice. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. It includes practical case studies, real-world scenarios and analyses, reflection questions, and straightforward explanations of…

Chance, Patti L.

2009-01-01

270

Rethinking Instructional Leadership, a Review: What Do We Know about Principal, Teacher, and Coach Instructional Leadership, and Where Should We Go from Here?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to uncover what scholars know and do not know about instructional leadership, paying particular attention to what they have learned about how this work is done and where knowledge falls short. The author takes a first step at integrating three distinct literatures: (a) the traditional instructional…

Neumerski, Christine M.

2013-01-01

271

On Being a Principal: The Rewards and Challenges of School Leadership. New Directions for School Leadership. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principalship is increasing in complexity and responsibility to the point where principals themselves find it increasingly difficult to know their function in schools. Principals were invited to write for this volume about what is rewarding to them about the work they do. This book explores what makes the position worthwhile to these school…

Donaldson, Gordon A., Jr., Ed.

1997-01-01

272

Communitarian Leadership Practice Acquisition in Educational Leadership Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have tremendous influence on the schools they lead (Bamburg & Andrews, 1990; Marzano et al., 2005). Certain leadership behaviors impact school level factors (Cotton, 2003; Hallinger & Heck, 2010; Leithwood, Begley, & Cousins, 1990; Marzano et al., 2005; Orr, 2003). To affect high levels of student achievement, school…

Baxter, Vincent; Thessin, Rebecca A.; Clayton, Jennifer

2014-01-01

273

Effective Instructional Time Use for School Leaders: Longitudinal Evidence from Observations of Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars have long argued that principals should be "instructional leaders," but few studies have empirically linked specific instructional leadership behaviors to school performance. This study examines the associations between leadership behaviors and student achievement gains using a unique data source: in-person, full-day…

Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Master, Benjamin

2013-01-01

274

The Influence of Leadership Behavior and Organizational Commitment on Organizational Readiness for Change in a Higher Learning Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many factors contribute to the effectiveness in implementing organizational change. However, many change effort fail due to several factors such as lack of commitment, style of leadership, and emotional distress of the employees who have to implement the change. This study was intended to determine the influence of leadership behavior and…

Nordin, Norshidah

2012-01-01

275

Christian Leadership Literature Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Christian leadership is distinctively different from other major leadership conceptions such as instructional, transactional, and transformational leadership conceptions. With few studies found, the author had to consult the Bible and also non-school Christian literature instead, focusing on Hong Kong principal leadership in Protestant…

Yu, Connie Chuen Ying

2007-01-01

276

School Leadership Teaming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To improve student achievement schools need the leadership of knowledgeable, highly skilled, and visionary principals and superintendents. Exemplary school leadership doesn't develop in isolation, however. Strong leadership grows from dynamic, collaborative, and intentional interactions between superintendents and their principals. These savvy…

West, Cathie E.

2011-01-01

277

Interactive effect of leaders' influence tactics and ethical leadership on work effort and helping behavior.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to explore the interactive influence of a) leaders' exemplification and supplication efforts and b) followers' perceptions of the leaders' ethicality on followers' work efforts and helping behaviors. We surveyed 58 leaders and 175 followers who worked for a governmental agency in the United States. Results indicated that the expected positive (negative) relationship between leaders' usage of exemplification and work effort was evident when ethical leadership was high (low). The expected positive relationship between leaders' engagement in supplication and helping behaviors was not present when ethical leadership was high, but the predicted negative relationship was found between supplication and helping when perceptions of leaders' ethicality were low. PMID:24003584

Kacmar, K Michele; Carlson, Dawn S; Harris, Kenneth J

2013-01-01

278

How Do Principals Respond to Charter School Competition? Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study from the National Center on School Choice contributes to the research by exploring the factors that affect principals' perceptions of charter school competition and the extent to which their leadership behavior may change in response. Central research questions of the study were: (1) How do principals perceive the competition…

Cannata, Marisa

2011-01-01

279

Principals and Student Achievement: What the Research Says.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book identifies 26 essential traits and behaviors of effective principals to show how they achieve success as instructional leaders. The contents and conclusions are based on 81 key research articles from the last 20 years. The book also reviews differences in instructional leadership between elementary and secondary principals; male and…

Cotton, Kathleen

280

Leadership of Mathematics Reform: The Role of High School Principals in Rural Schools. ACCLAIM Monograph No. 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To date, there has never been an empirical study that has examined the actual activities of rural principals on behalf of improving mathematics education. This monograph presents the results of the first study of rural principals' engagement with mathematics education "reform." This study posed three research questions relating to rural high…

Larson, William; Howley, Aimee

2006-01-01

281

Minimizing deviant behavior in healthcare organizations: the effects of supportive leadership and job design.  

PubMed

In an era when healthcare organizations are beset by intense competition, lawsuits, and increased administrative costs, it is essential that employees perform their jobs efficiently and without distraction. Deviant workplace behavior among healthcare employees is especially threatening to organizational effectiveness, and healthcare managers must understand the antecedents of such behavior to minimize its prevalence. Deviant employee behavior has been categorized into two major types, individual and organizational, according to the intended target of the behavior. Behavior directed at the individual includes such acts as harassment and aggression, whereas behavior directed at the organization includes such acts as theft, sabotage, and voluntary absenteeism, to name a few (Robinson and Bennett 1995). Drawing on theory from organizational behavior, we examined two important features of supportive leadership, leader-member exchange (LMX) and perceived organizational support (POS), and two important features of job design, intrinsic motivation and depersonalization, as predictors of subsequent deviant behavior in a sample of over 1,900 employees within a large US healthcare organization. Employees who reported weaker perceptions of LMX and greater perceptions of depersonalization were more likely to engage in deviant behavior directed at the individual, whereas employees who reported weaker perceptions of POS and intrinsic motivation were more likely to engage in deviant behavior directed at the organization. These findings give rise to specific prescriptions for healthcare managers to prevent or minimize the frequency of deviant behavior in the workplace. PMID:21166322

Chullen, C Logan; Dunford, Benjamin B; Angermeier, Ingo; Boss, R Wayne; Boss, Alan D

2010-01-01

282

Closing the Achievement Gap: A Study of Leadership Behaviors of Principals at Title I Distinguished Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education, a fundamental privilege in America, has been deemed the great equalizer that should afford each individual access and opportunity (Hale, 2004). However, research has proven that for many students of color, the American dream is simply a nightmare. Many minority students have lagged behind academically, failing to graduate and failing to…

Maynard, Liss Althea

2012-01-01

283

Leadership Characteristics of Adult Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess self-perceived leadership behaviors and related leadership styles practiced in a sample of adult educators. Adopting transformational leadership theory embodied in the Full Range of Leadership Model the leadership characteristics of adult educators were examined using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire Form 5x (Bass & Avolio, 2000). The possibility of significant differences between respondent

Frederick P. Bartling; Kenneth R. Bartlett

284

Principal Leadership for School, Family, and Community Partnerships: The Role of a Systems Approach to Reform Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on data from a longitudinal multiple case study, this article describes how district-level expectations, policies, and practices affected principals' responses to an external reform in two school districts, one urban and one suburban. The specific reform highlighted is a comprehensive family and community engagement approach developed…

Sanders, Mavis G.

2014-01-01

285

The Characteristics of Creative Leadership in Schoo l Innovation : A case study on Pi Tow elementary school principal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Every one's dream is to be a creative person and it is another mission to carry out the dream. Many school principals recognize the importance of innovation in doing some change at school, some are very successful and won the best award in School Innovative Management Contest in Taiwan. In order to build up the model to be learned for

Jon-Chao Hong; Yi-Chih Lu

286

Principals as Middle Managers: School Leadership during the Implementation of Primary Class Size Reduction Policy in Ontario  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous work on policy implementation has often suggested that schools leave their "thumbprints" on policies received from above. During the implementation of Primary Class Size Reduction (PCS) Initiative in Ontario, Canada, however, school principals spoke with remarkable uniformity about the ways PCS affected their work. This article reports…

Flessa, Joseph J.

2012-01-01

287

Exploring Leadership through Spiritual Practices and African Moral Virtues: Portraits of African American Women Principals in Urban Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the influences of spirituality on decisions made by African American women principals at the elementary school level in schools where children of color and poverty exist in significant numbers and to gain an understanding of how African moral virtues were evidenced in the day to day professional…

Smith, Sharon Irene

2009-01-01

288

An Examination of the Effect of Coach Leadership Behaviors on the Psychosocial Development of Division III College Football Players  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the relationship between student athlete development and coach leadership behaviors in NCAA Division III football players. Three key elements support this study. The first, Thelma Horn's model of coaching effectiveness, provided the framework for the impact of coaching behaviors on student athlete development. The second,…

Williams, Gary P.

2010-01-01

289

[The effects of planning leadership behavior on the subordinates' person perception].  

PubMed

According to the two factor theory of leadership, leaders were instructed to behave both gently and strictly. However, how can be achieved such behavior? Here, a solution to this problem is suggested by an analysis of subordinates' person perception. Yamada (1987) analyzed the data of PM leadership surveys, and found three factors; Maintenance [M.] (corresponds to "Consideration" in the Ohio Study) Planning (Initiating Structure), and Pressure (Production Emphasis). It was found that High Planning supported the independence of M. from Pressure. The purpose of this experimental study was to test the effect of Planning behavior on cognitive structure. Sixty-four female subjects performed a maze task using computer simulation. In the high Planning condition, the leader displayed direction signs, whereas no sign was displayed in the low Planning condition. Each condition was further subdivided into two Pressure conditions (High or low) by the amount of linguistic behavior. The result of the survey data was supported. M. cognition decreased by increasing Pressure cognition in the low Planning condition, but no correlation was found between M. and Pressure in the High Planning condition. PMID:2622099

Arima, Y

1989-10-01

290

Good-to-Great Superintendents: An Examination of Jim Collins' Good-to-Great Level Five Leadership Attributes as Demonstrated by the Leadership Behaviors of Superintendents of High-Performing California Public Single-School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine Collins' good-to-great Level Five leadership attributes, as demonstrated by the leadership behaviors of superintendents of high-performing California public single-school districts. Methodology: The researcher used a case study design to conduct this study. Personal interviews were conducted in…

Brown, James D.

2010-01-01

291

The Soft Underbelly of System Change: The Role of Leadership and Organizational Climate in Turnover during Statewide Behavioral Health Reform  

PubMed Central

This study examined leadership, organizational climate, staff turnover intentions, and voluntary turnover during a large-scale statewide behavioral health system reform. The initial data collection occurred nine months after initiation of the reform with a follow-up round of data collected 18 months later. A self-administered structured assessment was completed by 190 participants (administrators, support staff, providers) employed by 14 agencies. Key variables included leadership, organizational climate, turnover intentions, turnover, and reform-related financial stress (“low” versus “high”) experienced by the agencies. Analyses revealed that positive leadership was related to a stronger empowering climate in both high and low stress agencies. However, the association between more positive leadership and lower demoralizing climate was evident only in high stress agencies. For both types of agencies empowering climate was negatively associated with turnover intentions, and demoralizing climate was associated with stronger turnover intentions. Turnover intentions were positively associated with voluntary turnover. Results suggest that strong leadership is particularly important in times of system and organizational change and may reduce poor climate associated with turnover intentions and turnover. Leadership and organizational context should be addressed to retain staff during these periods of systemic change. PMID:22229021

Aarons, Gregory A.; Sommerfeld, David H.; Willging, Cathleen E.

2011-01-01

292

Leader identity as an antecedent of the frequency and consistency of transformational, consideration, and abusive leadership behaviors.  

PubMed

Drawing from identity-based theories of leadership, we examined relations of leader identity with leader behavior and perceived effectiveness. To do so, we employed multiwave methodology to examine the differential impact of leaders' chronic collective, relational, and individual identities on the frequency and consistency of their subsequent transformational, consideration, and abusive behaviors over a 3-week period. We also examined the relative importance of these leadership behaviors for predicting perceived leader effectiveness as rated by subordinates and peers. Results indicated that leaders' collective and individual identities were uniquely related to transformational and abusive behaviors, respectively. We also observed a significant collective by individual identity interaction, such that abusive behaviors were most frequent when a strong individual identity was paired with a weak collective identity. Frequency of transformational behaviors accounted for the largest proportion of variance in perceived leader effectiveness, followed by frequency of abusive behaviors and consistency of transformational behaviors. We discuss the implications of these findings for leadership theory and development. PMID:22730903

Johnson, Russell E; Venus, Merlijn; Lanaj, Klodiana; Mao, Changguo; Chang, Chu-Hsiang

2012-11-01

293

Who Leads and Who Lags? A Comparison of Cheating Attitudes and Behaviors among Leadership and Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty and cheating has become endemic, and has also been studied in great depth by researchers. The authors examine the differences between undergraduate business students (n = 136) and leadership students (n = 89) in terms of their attitudes toward academic dishonesty as well as their cheating behaviors. They found that business…

Simha, Aditya; Armstrong, Josh P.; Albert, Joseph F.

2012-01-01

294

An Investigation of Dean Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of leadership by college deans, proposes a definition of academic leadership, and assesses the degree to which deans exhibit the behaviors embedded in academic leadership. Drawing on the literature, a definition of academic leadership was constructed. Academic leadership is the act of building a community of…

Gmelch, Walter H.; Wolverton, Mimi

295

Principals as Cultural Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have a strong role to play in forming school cultures that encourage change. Changing a school's culture requires shared or distributed leadership and instructional leadership. A multiyear study found that three elements are necessary for a school culture that stimulates teachers to improve their instruction: 1) Teachers and…

Louis, Karen Seashore; Wahlstrom, Kyla

2011-01-01

296

Increasing medical team cohesion and leadership behaviors using a 360-degree evaluation process.  

PubMed

Current national health care issues of affordability, quality, and accessibility have prompted the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). Components of ACOs and PCMHs call for increased capacities in areas of teamwork, engagement, and physician leadership skills and behaviors. Three hundred sixty degree feedback evaluation processes have been established in corporate environments as effective for increasing capacities in these areas. Recently, health care organizations have begun to adopt the use of such tools with positive outcomes. This article presents a case study of the development and implementation of a 360-degree evaluation process at a family medicine clinic. We also discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way. PMID:22533214

Tumerman, Marc; Carlson, Leanne M Hedberg

2012-02-01

297

Leadership Behaviors and Practices among Executive Women of Color in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education is steadily including more women of color in the leadership of the academy. Daily leadership challenges require campus administrators to engage and move others toward exceptional workplace performance. As such, executive women of color must handle complex campus demands and leadership challenges, particularly as they relate to…

Wardell, Mary J. Lomax

2010-01-01

298

The Relationship between Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Faculty Supervisors and Self-Efficacies of Graduate Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bass's transformational leadership theory is one of the most frequently applied theories of leadership in leadership research in education. However, the dyadic relationship between graduate assistants and the faculty as their immediate supervisors have not been investigated from a leader-follower perspective. In addition, self-efficacy…

Avci, Omer

2012-01-01

299

What Managerial Leadership Behaviors Do Student Managerial Leaders Need? An Empirical Study of Student Organizational Members  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student leadership is a buzzword on most university campuses. However, recent research indicates that the leadership learning assumed to be taking place may not have happened at the depth currently believed. One explanation is that, as management education and development scholars, we are not clear on what leadership skills these student leaders…

Peterson, Tim O.; Peterson, Claudette M.

2012-01-01

300

Mentoring for Beginning Principals: Revisiting the Past or Preparing for the Future?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study of mentoring programs for beginning principals in two different urban school districts. In both settings, the goal of mentoring was said to be support for instructional leadership behaviors by novice principals. This represents an alternative to traditional mentoring schemes designed solely to ensure that first year…

Daresh, John C.

2007-01-01

301

Leading Where It Counts: An Investigation of the Leadership Styles and Behaviors that Define College and University Presidents as Successful Fundraisers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides presidents and academic leadership with a body of literature that will strengthen the leaders' understanding of the unique behaviors and characteristics that are paramount to successful fund raising in the academic arena. A better understanding of transformational, transactional, and transformative leadership theory, and the…

Nicholson, William D., II

2007-01-01

302

Principal Support for Literacy Coaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators agree that leadership by a principal profoundly affects what is accomplished at a school. This effect of leadership is particularly true when schools and districts are engaged in reform. When the reform effort impinges on school culture, the principal plays the main role in leading and supporting this change.

Kral, Cathleen Cronin

2012-01-01

303

Cyberbullying: Implications for Principal Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cyberbullying has been identified by school leaders and researchers as one of the most serious adverse consequences of incorporating information technology into the classroom. This article examines the legal status of cyberbullying by conducting an analysis of selected federal appellate court opinions. This analysis identifies a set of legal…

Hvidston, David J.; Hvidston, Brynn A.; Range, Bret G.; Harbour, Clifford P.

2013-01-01

304

Creating Strong Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals have a substantial effect on the quality of learning in their schools. Likewise, districts have a substantial effect on the quality of their leaders. A growing number of large school districts are focusing on two objectives to strengthen school leadership: (1) building a pipeline of new principals who are ready to tackle the most…

Mendels, Pamela; Mitgang, Lee D.

2013-01-01

305

A Principal's Reaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a principal's reaction to Catherine Marshall and Michael Ward's article on research on social justice and training for leadership. The author applauds Marshall and Ward's efforts to address what is undoubtedly among the most fundamentally important issues facing principals today. Marshall and Ward illuminate the importance of…

Zaretsky, Lindy

2004-01-01

306

Why Attila the Hun Would Have Been a Great Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined are 14 leadership tenets of a successful principal as discussed by Wess Roberts in "Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun." Leadership strategies are analogized in relation to decisive action on the battleground. (SI)

Farris, Pamela J.

1989-01-01

307

Educating Preservice School Librarians to Lead: A Study of Self-Perceived Transformational Leadership Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that impacted the level of self-perceived transformational leadership potential in preservice school librarians who participated in a master's degree program in library and information studies focusing on leadership development. A mixed-method concurrent triangulation research design was…

Smith, Daniella

2011-01-01

308

Gene-Environment Interplay between Number of Friends and Prosocial Leadership Behavior in Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Enriched environments may moderate the effect of genetic factors on prosocial leadership (gene-environment interaction, G × E). However, positive environmental experiences may also themselves be influenced by a genetic disposition for prosocial leadership (gene-environment correlation, rGE). Relating these processes to friendships, the present…

Rivizzigno, Alessandra S.; Brendgen, Mara; Feng, Bei; Vitaro, Frank; Dionne, Ginette; Tremblay, Richard E.; Boivin, Michel

2014-01-01

309

The Principal's Role in Promoting Teachers' Extra-Role Behaviors: Some Insights from Road-Safety Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study aimed to understand the principal's role in promoting or inhibiting the appearance of teacher organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) in safety education. Based on semistructured interviews with 30 teachers and 10 principals working in the Israeli State Education System, it was found that the principal influences teacher…

Oplatka, Izhar

2013-01-01

310

It's Not the "What," It's the "How": Four Key Behaviors for Authentic Leadership in Early Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights four key behaviors that typify authentic leadership. Authentic leaders (1) exercise influence to reach shared goals; (2) engage in continuous learning; (3) build and nurture relationships; and (4) model behaviors they want others to display. Although the behaviors are presented as distinct, they are inextricably linked and…

LaRocco, Diana J.; Bruns, Deborah A.

2013-01-01

311

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, TEACHER SATISFACTION, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major purpose of this study was to explore the nature of the relationships which existed between principals' leadership and interpersonal communication styles and teacher satisfaction in selected effective and ineffective New York City public elementary schools. In particular, it was expected that the active cluster of communicative behaviors which involve a great deal of talking and doing on the

VICTOR A SKRAPITS

1986-01-01

312

Principal Behaviors That Encourage Teachers To Stay in the Profession: Perceptions of K-8 Teachers in Their Second to Fifth Year of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated K-8 teachers beliefs about their principals' behaviors and attitudes that encouraged them to remain in teaching. Teachers completed interviews that focused on principal behaviors, levels of support received, relationships between level of support and decision to stay in teaching, job satisfaction, job stress, and school…

Richards, Jan

313

Teaching Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When thinking of leaders, people usually think of those in positions of power, such as political leaders, religious leaders, or student leaders. Yet, leaders can be found in all spheres of life, and leadership behaviors can be learned particularly in a small-group format (Hellriegel, Jackson, & Slocum, 2005). This article presents ideas and…

Leshnower, Susan

2008-01-01

314

Portraiture of Cultural Responsive Leadership in Title 1 School Principals Implementing Mandates of No Child Left Behind Act within the Context of Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 created a need for Title 1 principals to conceptualize and operationalize parent engagement. This study examines how three urban principals in Arizona implemented the mandates of the Act as it pertains to parent involvement. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine how principals

Conley, Loraine

2012-01-01

315

Navigating the Language and Demands of School Leadership in an Age of High-Stakes Accountability: A Case Study of High School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's public school principals lead under conditions of significant pressures for change. At the local level, principals are the primary receivers and interpreters of the discourses and demands for change coming from central administration. Principals must make sense of these discourses and demands for change at the local school level, and…

Bonasera, Mark

2012-01-01

316

Religiosity in Christian Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the primary leadership orientations of Christian school leaders and their association with religiosity. Surveys of principals and assistant principals examined structural, human resource, political, and symbolic leadership; intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity; and quest religiosity. The human resource frame was respondents' primary…

Shee, Soon-Chiew; Ji, Chang-Ho C.; Boyatt, Ed

2002-01-01

317

The Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership Behavior in Texas AgriLife Extension Service Mid-Managers  

E-print Network

questionnaire about demographics, work history and views of leadership was part one. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ form 5x) developed by Avolio and Bass examined the leader’s self reported leadership style. The MLQ identifies scores...

Burkham, Angela B.

2010-10-12

318

Efficacy and Academic Emphasis: A Leadership Factor in Elementary School Principals, and Its Relationship to Hope, Resilience, Optimism, and View of Intelligence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this research was to explore the construct of academic optimism at the principal level and examine possible explanatory variables for the factors that emerged from the principal academic optimism scale. Academic optimism contains efficacy, trust and academic emphasis (Hoy, Tarter & Woolfolk Hoy, 2006). It has been studied at the…

Riegel, Lisa A.

2012-01-01

319

Training and Certification of School Principals. NAESP School Leadership Digest Series, Number 12. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school principalship is one of the most demanding jobs in American public service. Many critics are saying that principals are inadequately trained. This paper investigates the material published in the last few years relating to the training and certification of principals to discover what is now being done to change this process to make it…

Higley, Jerry

320

Collective Negotiations and the Principal. NAESP School Leadership Digest Second Series, Number 9. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The economic and social pluralism that has allowed collective bargaining in the public sector has also contributed to the redefinition of labor and management. Principals, for instance, act as management in relation to teachers but, when faced with their own interests in salary, promotion, and termination, principals stand before the board and…

Schofield, Dee

321

The Principal's Role in Instructional Planning. NAESP School Leadership Digest Second Series, Number 8. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 23.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the principalship has existed for almost a century and a half, principals' roles are as varied as their surroundings and almost as difficult to generalize about. No part of the principal's role is debated with more fervor than the role he or she must play in the instructional program. As school systems have become more bureaucratic, many…

Mazzarella, Jo Ann

322

Principal Leadership in the Accountability Era: Influence of Expanding Job Responsibilities on Functional Work Performance, Stress Management, and Overall Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship of stress, burnout, and coping strategies among middle school principals in Western Pennsylvania. This study assessed coping skill preferences among middle school principals, especially regarding their age, gender, marital status, experience, and school enrollment. A review of the literature included studies…

Andreyko, Tammy A.

2010-01-01

323

Principal Perceptions and Student Achievement in Reading in Korea, Mexico, and the United States: Educational Leadership, School Autonomy, and Use of Test Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared PISA 2009 student reading literacy scores with principal perceptions across three countries with varying levels of student performance: Korea, Mexico, and the United States. Seventy-five countries participated in PISA 2009, which measured 15-year-old children's reading achievement and principal perceptions. The study…

Shin, Seon-Hi; Slater, Charles L.; Backhoff, Eduardo

2013-01-01

324

Transformational Leadership: An Ethnographic Study of Principals' Influence on Instructional Effectiveness of Teaching English Language Learners in Select Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study was designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the role of the principal in successfully improving English Language Learner (ELL) educational outcomes in high poverty schools based on interviews with five elementary principals who were employed by Hillsboro School District during the SET-R grant from school years…

Petersen, Christie M.

2012-01-01

325

The viscoelastic behavior of the principal compliance matrix of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The time-temperature response of the principal compliances of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite was determined. It is shown that two components of the compliance matrix are time and temperature independent and that the compliance matrix is symmetric for the viscoelastic composite. The time-temperature superposition principle is used to determine shift factors which are independent of fiber orientation, for fiber angles that vary from 10 D to 90 D with respect to the load direction.

Morris, D. H.; Yeow, Y. T.

1979-01-01

326

Female traditional principals and co-principals: Experiences of role conflict and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals.\\u000a Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal\\u000a leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact of the type of leadership model (traditional\\u000a principalship or co-principalship)

Ellen Wexler Eckman; Sheryl Talcott Kelber

2010-01-01

327

The emergence of the social and behavioral sciences in dentistry: Lois Cohen as principal architect.  

PubMed

The role that Lois played at the NIDR and the IADR as an advocate for biopsychosocial research in dentistry cannot be underestimated and remains one of her most cherished and lasting legacies. First, she has steadfastly maintained her vision for dentistry as a major health discipline that continues to mature toward acceptance of responsibility for every aspect of the impact that oral disease could have on the health and welfare of its patients. Next, she has been an exemplary role model as a rigorous social scientist, simultaneously advocating that such research be interdisciplinary and collaborative while reflecting only the highest standards of excellence for research from the social, biologic, and clinical sciences. Through her administrative leadership skills, she has encouraged such a research mission to be incorporated into the long-range planning of the NIDCR, IADR, FDI, and ADA. Such is the esteem in which she is held that respected social scientists have been attracted to dentistry, persuaded by her vision and drawn by her science. For several decades, thanks to Lois as the primary role model, these scientists have been able to develop their own careers and research interests while bringing cadres of new scientists similarly committed to the broadest and deepest understanding of dental and orofacial growth and development and the prevention and management of dental and orofacial conditions as those processes emerge in peoples around the world. PMID:10371241

Dworkin, S F

1999-06-01

328

The Effect of Elementary Principals' Self-Perceived Instructional Leadership Behaviors on Reading and Math Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the nation endeavors to leave no child behind, more than 12 million of the U.S. children who live in poverty continue to be at risk of school failure. Having significant learning deficiencies, many of these children are substantially behind their more affluent peers and historically never catch up (Barr & Parrett, 2007), creating a daunting…

Quinn, Ricardo Rodrequiez

2011-01-01

329

An Investigation of Preferred Conflict-Management Behaviors in Small-School Principals  

E-print Network

identified frequencies of preferred conflict-management behaviors. Based on existing literature, the null hypotheses posited that neither gender nor experience would have a significant predictive effect (.05 alpha level) on the preferred conflict...

Vestal, Bradley Dean

2012-07-16

330

Effective Principals in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The idea that principals should focus more closely on teaching and learning did not emerge prominently until the mid-1990s. Then educators and policy makers began to realize that school leadership matters to student achievement. In a dozen years of working with states, districts, researchers and others, the Wallace Foundation has pinpointed five…

Spiro, Jody D.

2013-01-01

331

Distributed Leadership in Action: Leading High-Performing Leadership Teams in English Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Heroic models of leadership based on the role of the principal have been supplemented by an emerging recognition of the value of "distributed leadership". The work of effective senior leadership teams (SLTs) is an important manifestation of distributed leadership, but there has been only limited research addressing the relationship between this…

Bush, Tony; Glover, Derek

2012-01-01

332

Indiana Study Explores Link between Patterns of Leadership Behavior and Administrator Stress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The responsibility for the academic success of our nation's children historically has been shouldered by the school principal. In many school communities today, that accountability has been mandated by state law. The Indiana equivalent of the accountability movement sweeping the nation is Public Law 221 (P.L. 221), which makes the principal solely…

Malone, Bobby G.; Nelson, Jacquelyn S.

2004-01-01

333

Special Topic/The Principal's Priority 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five Public Agenda surveys--A Mission of the Heart (2008); Lessons Learned (2008); Reality Check 2006; Rolling Up Their Sleeves (2003); and Stand by Me (2003)--provide snapshots of how instructional leadership is working in schools. Most principals see instructional leadership as a key mission. "Transformer" principals are able to focus squarely…

Johnson, Jean

2008-01-01

334

Female Traditional Principals and Co-Principals: Experiences of Role Conflict and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals. Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact…

Eckman, Ellen Wexler; Kelber, Sheryl Talcott

2010-01-01

335

"The Role of the Principal and Curriculum Associate in the Unitized, Differentiated Staffing, Elementary School." DSP Progress Report No. 3: Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the third in a series describing the background, theory, and progress of the Differentiated Staffing Project in the Eugene, Oregon, School District. The report focuses on changes in roles within the differentiated staffing structure. It discusses the elementary principal and the curriculum associate (CA) in a unitized,…

Arends, Richard I.; Essig, Don M.

336

Factors that Influence Females to Not Pursue the School Leadership Role of Principal in Secondary Schools in the 21st Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifying and attracting potential school leaders is a challenge for school districts. Whereas teachers represent the group from which the largest number of new principals will be drawn, fewer and fewer of them now seem willing to seek administrative positions. While women are prepared educationally, certified professionally, and waiting in…

Fisher, Charlotte A.

2010-01-01

337

Measuring School Climate for Gauging Principal Performance: A Review of the Validity and Reliability of Publicly Accessible Measures. A Quality School Leadership Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief provides principal evaluation system designers information about the technical soundness and cost (i.e., time requirements) of publicly available school climate surveys. The authors focus on the technical soundness of school climate surveys because they believe that using validated and reliable surveys as an outcomes measure can…

Clifford, Matthew; Menon, Roshni; Gangi, Tracy; Condon, Christopher; Hornung, Katie

2012-01-01

338

Leader Personality Traits and Employee Voice Behavior: Mediating Roles of Ethical Leadership and Work Group Psychological Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

The antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership were examined in a study of 894 employees and their 222 immediate supervisors in a major financial institution in the United States. The leader personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness were positively related to direct reports’ ratings of the leader’s ethical leadership, whereas neuroticism was unrelated to these ratings. Ethical leadership influenced followers’

Fred O. Walumbwa; John Schaubroeck

2009-01-01

339

Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), a principal constituent of psychoactive bath salts, produces behavioral sensitization in rats  

PubMed Central

Background The present study tested the hypothesis that mephedrone (MEPH) produces behavioral sensitization (i.e., a progressive increase in motor response during repeated psychostimulant exposure) in rats. Methods MEPH was administered in two paradigms: 1) a 7-day variable-dosing paradigm (15 mg/kg on the first day, 30 mg/kg for 5 days, 15 mg/kg on the last day) and 2) a 5-day constant-dosing paradigm (15 mg/kg for 5 days). Following 10 days of drug absence, rats were challenged with MEPH (15 mg/kg). Results MEPH challenge produced enhancement of repetitive movement compared to acute MEPH exposure in both paradigms. Sensitization of repetitive movements to MEPH was also detected following a shorter (2-day) absence interval, before initiation of an absence interval (i.e., following repeated daily exposure), and across context-independent and –dependent dosing schedules. A lower dose of MEPH (5 mg/kg) did not produce sensitization of repetitive movement. Sensitization of ambulatory activity was not detected in any experimental paradigm. Conclusion These results suggest that repeated MEPH exposure produces preferential sensitization to repetitive movement produced by acute MEPH challenge. Our findings suggest that MEPH is a unique stimulant displaying weak sensitizing properties with overlapping, but distinctive, features relative to established psychostimulant drugs. PMID:23890492

Gregg, Ryan A.; Tallarida, Christopher S.; Reitz, Allen; McCurdy, Christopher; Rawls, Scott M.

2014-01-01

340

The Impact of a Professional Development Network on Leadership Development and School Improvement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are expected to create a vision for their schools with clearly articulated goals for sustainable change. The 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards provide a strong framework for leadership knowledge, behavior and dispositions. ISLLC Standards 1 and 2 outline the school leader's responsibility in…

Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy; Larsen, Catherine

2012-01-01

341

Relationship among Essential Leadership Preparation Practices and Leader, School, and Student Outcomes in K-8 Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire was administered to school principals (N = 88). The questionnaire data, along with student achievement data and school practices data, were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression to investigate the relationships among leadership preparation practices, self rated leader behavior, the school learning environment, and student…

Braun, Donna; Gable, Robert; Kite, Stacey

2011-01-01

342

Leadership Problem Solving  

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Contract Administrator Credit Manager Customer Service Manager Distribution Manager Entrepreneur Facilities Leadership Problem Solving Organizational Behavior Project Management Teambuilding Multi POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS Advertising Account Executive Benefits Administrator Manager/Loan Officer Consultant

Jiang, Huiqiang

343

Cultivating a Taste for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most school districts wait for leadership talent to emerge by posting job openings and then seeing who applies. Some districts and charter-management organizations are starting to take a more active role in identifying and supporting future principals earlier in their careers. This more systematic approach to leadership development, known as…

Olson, Lynn

2008-01-01

344

How Professional Standards Guide Practice for School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical measure of how principals enact prescribed leadership standards into practice. The aim of the study was to ascertain how current school principals perceive the practice of a specific set of leadership standards. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 61 practicing school principals in…

Militello, Matthew; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Alsbury, Thomas; Warren, Thomas P.

2013-01-01

345

The Effect a Principal Has on the Effective School Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six schools in an urban school system with varying socioeconomic backgrounds were evaluated to determine what impact different instructional leadership styles have on student achievement. Since the principal is usually considered the instructional leader, the study focused on principal leadership styles, with principals categorized into three main…

Schmitt, Dorren Rafael

346

Situational theory of leadership.  

PubMed

The situational theory of leadership and the LEAD instruments for determining leadership style are explained, and the application of the situational leadership theory to the process of planning for and implementing organizational change is described. Early studies of leadership style identified two basic leadership styles: the task-oriented autocratic style and the relationship-oriented democratic style. Subsequent research found that most leaders exhibited one of four combinations of task and relationship behaviors. The situational leadership theory holds that the difference between the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of the four leadership styles is the appropriateness of the leader's behavior to the particular situation in which it is used. The task maturity of the individual or group being led must also be accounted for; follower readiness is defined in terms of the capacity to set high but attainable goals, willingness or ability to accept responsibility, and possession of the necessary education or experience for a specific task. A person's leadership style, range, and adaptability can be determined from the LEADSelf and LEADOther questionnaires. By applying the principles of the situational leadership theory and adapting their managerial styles to specific tasks and levels of follower maturity, the authors were successful in implementing 24-hour pharmacokinetic dosing services provided by staff pharmacists with little previous experience in clinical services. The situational leadership model enables a leader to identify a task, set goals, determine the task maturity of the individual or group, select an appropriate leadership style, and modify the style as change occurs. Pharmacy managers can use this model when implementing clinical pharmacy services. PMID:2589352

Waller, D J; Smith, S R; Warnock, J T

1989-11-01

347

Leadership Development and Self-Development: An Empirical Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a theory about consciousness and leadership practices derived from the Hindu Vedas. Shows how subjects who learned Transcendental Meditation as a self-development technique improved their leadership behaviors as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory. (SK)

McCollum, Bruce

1999-01-01

348

2014 UAA Leadership Conference Everyday Leadership  

E-print Network

2014 UAA Leadership Conference Everyday Leadership Friday, March 28 on developing social justice themed leadership skills. Program Title: Coalition hosts an interactive discussion on the transformational leadership principle

Pantaleone, Jim

349

Leadership Tensions and Dilemmas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results from the Tasmanian Successful School Principal Project (SSPP) survey concur with the four major leadership tensions and dilemmas identified in a background literature review. These tensions and dilemmas relate to internal/external control, ethic of care/responsibility, and an emphasis on professional/personal as well as…

Edmunds, Bill; Mulford, Bill; Kendall, Diana; Kendall, Lawrie

2008-01-01

350

Creating a Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many articles about school improvement talk about data-driven instruction and statistics. In the barrage of evaluative numbers, school leaders can forget that teaching and leading are arts, not sciences. Positive outcomes depend on the ambience of the school, which is a direct result of the leadership style of its principal and assistant…

Bonnici, Charles A.

2011-01-01

351

PRIME Leadership Framework  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage includes resources for PRIME Leadership based upon the NCSM indicators and principles of a strong educational leader. The webpage includes an overview, executive summary, toolkit: including videos and PDF documents, and the PRIMEd Principal Blog which is cataloged separately. Many of these resources are available for purchase to be utilized in large professional development situations.

2013-01-01

352

The Principal as Academician: The Renewed Voice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of essays was written by principals who participated in the 1986-87 Humanities Seminar sponsored by the Principals' Institute of Georgia State University. The focus was "The Evolution of Intellectual Leadership." The roles of the principal as philosopher, historian, ethnician, writer and team member are examined through the eyes of…

McAvoy, Brenda, Ed.

353

The Awesome Power of the Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After more than 20 years of vague reference to the principal as instructional leader, progress is finally being made, and the specificity and results are truly awesome. In 1989, William Smith and Richard Andrews wrote a monograph titled "Instructional Leadership: How Principals Make a Difference." In their study of 1,200 school principals, they…

Fullan, Michael

2010-01-01

354

Principals as Assessment Leaders in Rural Schools  

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This article reports a study of rural school principals' assessment leadership roles and the impact of rural context on their work. The study involved three focus groups of principals serving small rural schools of varied size and grade configuration in three systems. Principals viewed assessment as a matter of teacher accountability and as a…

Renihan, Patrick; Noonan, Brian

2012-01-01

355

Professional Learning Communities, Principals, and Collegial Conversations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly 30 years ago, Ron Edmonds identified the instructional leadership of principals as one of the characteristics of effective schools. The connections between what principals do as instructional leaders and the successes of their schools continue to be well recognized. Principals who comprehend the significance of these linkages, however,…

Spanneut, Gene

2010-01-01

356

Leadership Succession and Successful Leadership: The Case of Laura Martinez  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study follows the work of principal Laura Martinez as moving from leading Stevens Elementary for 9 years, and now opening a new P-8th grade academy in the same south Texas urban, inner-city district. The purpose of this case study was to observe successful leadership and the principal's strategies both in her previous and present school,…

Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.; Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Merchant, Betty

2011-01-01

357

Principals' Socialization: Whose Responsibility Is It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conceptual article attempts to answer the question, who should be responsible for the socialization of principals? In reaction to the criticism targeting educational leadership programs in the United States, this article discusses how individuals moving into the leadership role, educational leadership preparation programs, and school systems…

Bengtson, Ed

2014-01-01

358

Practical leadership  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines conceptions of leadership and leadership enactment by teachers to develop a conceptual foundation for teacher leadership. The research question driving this study was: How do elementary school teacher leaders within a curricular and instructional reform effort describe their conceptions and enactment of leadership within their school and district contexts? Two program sites for elementary school science reform were selected, and six teachers from each program were invited to participate in the study. First-hand reports of conceptions of leadership and stories of enactment, collected through individual and focus group interviews with the teachers, served as the primary data for the study. A case for each of the twelve teachers is presented and analyzed. The outcome of the study is a theory of practical leadership. This conception draws upon the intellectual tradition of practical reasoning, which emphasizes deliberation and action of the individual when faced with a decision or a problematic situation. Practical leadership draws primarily from three dimensions: the self of the leader; the contexts in which the leader is acting; and the purposes that drive the leader's actions. Examples of leadership enactment from the cases are presented with attention to how these enactment stories demonstrate the teachers' use of practical reasoning in the situations described. The final analysis looks more specifically at the idea of practical leadership using a dynamic model called "leadership space" to demonstrate interactions among self, contexts, and purposes over time. The dissertation highlights three conclusions: (1) practical reasoning as the theoretical foundation for analyzing leadership provides a useful and valid analytical framework since it locates the leadership enactment in the deliberation and actions of the leader rather than understanding leadership as the application of a generalized set of principles about how to lead; (2) conceptions of leadership influence leadership enactment; and (3) teacher leadership roles are crafted, not filled.

Sato, Mistilina Dawn

359

Principals and Blogs: In What Ways Does Blogging Support the Practices of School Principals?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study paper explores the factors that motivate school principals to blog and the effectiveness of those blogs in terms of instructional and technology leadership. Participants were school principals who blog and were sent a web-based survey. Fifty responded. Results indicate that principals blog to communicate to others, including parents,…

Engebritson, Reggie Marie

2011-01-01

360

Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory is dedicated to articles on educational leadership. This issue contains the following articles: "Educational Leadership: Reports and Recommendations From a National Invitational Conference" (Joseph Murphy, JoAnn B. Manning, Herbert J. Walberg); "Redefining Educational Leadership:…

Rohland, Mark, Ed.

2002-01-01

361

Leadership, Organizations  

E-print Network

Leadership, Policy & Organizations #12;2 At Peabody students have the opportunity to develop new College, in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO). The faculty believes Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, and Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Ellen Goldring also serves

Palmeri, Thomas

362

Leadership with a Conscience: Educational Leadership as a Moral Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for role models who are successful in placing leadership theory into effective practice. This book identifies ten such role models whose heroic leadership behavior is analyzed in order to reveal what particular abilities and skills made them successful and how those attributes can be applied to…

Palestini, Robert

2011-01-01

363

A Longitudinal Study of Principals' Activities and Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although a substantial amount of research on school leadership has focused on what principals may do to improve teaching and learning, little of this research has explored how principals' time spent on leadership activities may relate to and possibly affect student performance. This article presents results from a 3-year longitudinal study of…

May, Henry; Huff, Jason; Goldring, Ellen

2012-01-01

364

Equipping Aspiring Principals for the Principalship in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality of school principals is of paramount importance for quality education. This article examines the leadership capacities of a group of 228 aspiring principals who participated in a training programme for the principalship in four cohorts. A questionnaire consisting of 24 questions in six core areas of leadership was constructed and…

Ng, Shun Wing

2013-01-01

365

Principal Leadership in China: An Initial Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the literature on Chinese principalship written in English and Chinese between 1998 and 2008. The first sections discuss the rationale for the research, the review process, and the state of education research in mainland China. The review findings are presented as a set of core patterns and contributory subpatterns, which flow…

Walker, Allan; Hu, Rongkun; Qian, Haiyan

2012-01-01

366

Evolutionary Game Theory and Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comments on the article Leadership, followership, and evolution: Some lessons from the past by Van Vugt, Hogan, and Kaiser. This article offers a fresh perspective on leaders, followers, and their possible origins in nonhuman and primitive human behavior patterns. The connections between group coordination, leadership, and game theory have some…

Guastello, Stephen J.

2009-01-01

367

Profiling the Leadership of Project Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leadership is a concept rooted in human relationships, personal experience, and introspection. Teaching leadership, therefore, is best done by placing students in simulated situations where each individual can recognize within a short time the systemic consequences of personal behaviors and actions affecting others. A 52-action-card game was developed for this purpose. The game reveals a “player's” current management or leadership

William Badger; Kenn Sullivan; Avi Wiezel; Peter H. Bopp

2009-01-01

368

Empowering Student Leadership Beliefs: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership beliefs contribute to behaviors and attitudes. The purposes for conducting this study were 1) to gain an understanding of undergraduate students' leadership beliefs, 2) to implement three distinct leadership modules into an introductory textiles and clothing course, and 3) to assess the modules' effectiveness in promoting empowering…

Marcketti, Sara B.; Kadolph, Sara J.

2010-01-01

369

Trait-Based Perspectives of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The trait-based perspective of leadership has a long but checkered history. Trait approaches dominated the initial decades of scientific leadership research. Later, they were disdained for their inability to offer clear distinctions between leaders and nonleaders and for their failure to account for situational variance in leadership behavior.…

Zaccaro, Stephen J.

2007-01-01

370

The Relationship between Principal Personality Type and Elementary School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing effective administrative leadership that has a positive impact on student achievement often is problematic for school principals. Research suggests that collaboration and shared decision making are functions of effective leadership, and according to the premises of effective school instructional leadership, leadership should change with…

Roberson, Tamara Suzanne

2010-01-01

371

When Hispanic Students Are Not Expected to Succeed: A Successful Principal's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case focuses on culturally responsive leadership. Culturally responsive leadership is defined here by the way the principal manifests his or her advocacy for the children he or she serves. In this principal's case, the authors analyze characteristics of culturally responsive leadership in an inner-city elementary school with a majority of…

Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.; Merchant, Betty

2012-01-01

372

Women Principals Leading Learning at "Poverty's Edge"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author profiles two women principals of color who have successfully enhanced student learning in high-poverty schools. In their leadership narratives, the principals address how the complexity of poverty affects their work, how they affirm the worth and dignity of all, how they influence beliefs and attitudes of staff, why they think their…

Lyman, Linda L.

2008-01-01

373

Investigating Roles of Online School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the instructional leadership skills required from online principals, as defined by one state's (Idaho) adaptation of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards (1996) as a requirement for professional certification. Specifically, this qualitative study examined six sets of paired online principals and…

Quilici, Sarah B.; Joki, Russell

2012-01-01

374

Leadership Lessons from the Marines: 11 Leadership Principles, Adapted from U.S. Marines Training, Provide a Useful Guide for School Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How do you define good leadership? There is no general agreement. After a comprehensive review of the leadership literature, R. M. Stogdill concluded that "there are almost as many definitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept" (1974). A useful yardstick that principals can use to measure their leadership

Logan, Rodney J.

2004-01-01

375

Situational Leadership in Air Traffic Control  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In high-risk environments such as air traffic control, leadership on different levels plays a certain role in establishing, promoting, and maintaining a good safety culture. The current study aimed to investigate how leadership styles, leadership style adaptability, and over and under task leadership behavior differed across situations, operative conditions, leadership structures, and working tasks in an air traffic control setting. Study locations were two air traffic control centers in Sweden with different operational conditions and leadership structures, and an administrative air traffic management unit. Leadership was measured with a questionnaire based on Leader Effectiveness and Adaptability Description (LEAD; Blanchard, Zigarmi & Zigarmi, 2003; Hersey & Blanchard, 1988). The results showed that the situation had strong impact on the leadership in which the leadership behavior was more relationship oriented in Success and Group situations than in Hardship and Individual situations. The leadership adaptability was further superior in Success and Individual situations compared with Hardship and Group situations. Operational conditions, leadership structures and working tasks were, on the other hand, not associated with leadership behavior.

Arvidsson, Marcus; Johansson, Curt R.; Ek, Asa; Akselsson, Roland

2007-01-01

376

Confirming a Middle Grades Leadership Model and Instrument  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this replication study was to confirm a model of middle grades principal leadership, Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Leadership (DRMLL), proposed by Brown and Anfara (2002) through the validation of the Middle Level Leadership Questionnaire (MLLQ), which was developed by Anfara, Roney, Smarkola, DuCette, and Gross (2006) to measure DRMLL. In this study, the principal form of the MLLQ was administered to middle grades principals in the State of Georgia. A factor analysis indicated the constructs of the principal form of the MLLQ support DRMLL, providing further confirmation of this model of leadership. However, the results of this study indicate principal responses and constructs may differ from those of teachers. The principal form of the MLLQ may provide an effective research tool to examine how antecedents, such as professional development, affect principal practice and how principal practice affects mediating factors to student achievement, such as teacher efficacy.

Dana L. Bickmore

2011-01-01

377

Sharing Leadership Responsibilities Results in Achievement Gains  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collective, not individual, leadership in schools has a greater impact on student achievement; when principals and teachers share leadership responsibilities, student achievement is higher; and schools having high student achievement also display a vision for student achievement and teacher growth. Those are just a few of the insights into school…

Armistead, Lew

2010-01-01

378

Developing Instructional Leadership through Collaborative Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaborative learning teams have emerged as an effective tool for teachers to steadily and continuously improve their instruction. Evidence also suggests that a learning teams model can affect school leadership as well. We explored the impact of learning teams on leadership roles of principals and teachers in secondary schools and found that…

Abbott, Claire Johnson; McKnight, Katherine

2010-01-01

379

Working Together: Collaborative School Leadership Fosters a Climate of Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Montessori schools, the best way to strengthen the climate of success by the administrators is called "transformational leadership". Leadership theorist James McGregor Burns identifies transformational leadership as a mutual belief and value system, and a commitment between a principal and teachers to focus on what works best for their school.…

McKenzie, Ginger Kelley

2005-01-01

380

Experiences in Leadership: Gauging the Impact of Fieldwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principal preparation programs are designed to ensure that candidates who successfully complete the programs are qualified and knowledgeable, and have had leadership experiences that prepare them to compete for leadership positions in today's schools (Hale S.z Moorma, 2003). Providing meaningful leader-ship experiences in non-internship programs…

Barton, Leigh; Cox, Keni

2012-01-01

381

Leadership Capacity--A Key to Sustaining Lasting Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies on school change indicate that schools successful in sustaining school improvement build capacity for leadership within the organization (Harris & Lambert, 2003). Reliance on the leadership of the principal alone is no longer viable if schools are to improve and sustain improvement. Leadership capacity is about creating conditions within…

Williams, Henry S.

2009-01-01

382

THE RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERSHIP STYLE AND GROUP LEVELS OF TRUST  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between perceived leadership characteristics of principal's leadership styles and patterns of group relations among staff members in educational organizations. An attempt was made to build on what is known about perceptions of leadership style and organizational variables which might contribute to improved organizational effectiveness. The study evolved from the literature

BARBARA H PEDERSEN

1980-01-01

383

Leadership and Organisational Development  

E-print Network

Change Leadership and Organisational Development Consultancy Conflict Resolution Leadership and Management Development Leadership Team Building Coaching for individuals and teams Leadership Development Assessments Group Dynamics and Team Building Facilitation and Strategic Planning Leadership and Organisational

Albrecht, David

384

Leadership, personality and social feedback  

PubMed Central

In a recent paper, we showed that leadership arises from individual behavioral differences in pairs of foraging stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Foraging data from randomly combined pairs of fish were analyzed using Markov Chain models to infer the individual movement rules underlying joint behavior. While both fish responded to partner movement, bolder individuals were the least responsive and showed greater individual initiative. Shy partners were more faithful followers and were also found to bring about greater leadership tendencies in their bold partners. The ability of such followers to inspire bolder fish suggests that leadership may be dependent on individual temperament differences, reinforced by social feedback. PMID:19721883

Ang, Tzo Zen; Sweetman, Gemma; Johnstone, Rufus A; Manica, Andrea

2009-01-01

385

School Leadership Practice and Preparation: Comparative Perspectives on Organizational Learning (OL), Instructional Leadership (IL) and Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to utilize successful leadership practices drawn from seven nations to improve leadership preparation. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a case study approach to gain a contextualized understanding of successful leadership across seven nations. Data sources primarily featured interviews with principals,…

Ylimaki, Rose; Jacobson, Stephen

2013-01-01

386

Caveman Executive Leadership: Evolved Leadership Preferences and Biological Sex  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is increasing recognition that human behavior in general, and business behavior in particular, is subject to social and biological effects. This research investigates the well-known but unsatisfactorily explained advantage that males have over females in obtaining executive leadership. We argue that environmental-cultural explanations are incomplete and propose an explanation that adds to the emerging evidence that behavior is subject

Gregg R. Murray; Susan M. Murray

2011-01-01

387

Leadership Theories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet describes various theoretical aspects of leadership, including the proper exercise of authority, effective delegation, goal setting, exercise of control, assignment of responsibility, performance evaluation, and group process facilitation. It begins by describing the evolution of general theories of leadership from historic concepts…

Sferra, Bobbie A.; Paddock, Susan C.

388

Leadership Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines how a group's dynamic changes under the influence of different leadership styles, and determines what leadership style works best in a large group expedition. The main question identified was "What roles can a leader play in affecting the dynamic of a large group while partaking in a field expedition?" The following research…

Val, Carlin; Kemp, Jess

2012-01-01

389

Educational Leadership in the Age of Diversity: A Case Study of Middle School Principals' Cultural Awareness and Influence in Relation to Teachers' Cultural Awareness and the Use of Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy in Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This embedded case study examined middle school principals' self-reported cultural awareness, teachers' self-reported cultural awareness, and principals' influence on cultural awareness in the school. In addition, the study focused on how principals influenced teachers' cultural awareness and implementation of multicultural education, and…

Robinson, Lynda Marie Cesare

2010-01-01

390

Collective Learning in Schools: Exploring the Perceptions of Leadership Trainees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore leadership trainees' perceptions of determinants of collective learning in school settings and of the principal's role in collective learning. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 24 interviews were conducted with all leadership trainees in a university-based principal preparatory program. Data…

Schechter, Chen

2013-01-01

391

Leadership Laboratories: Professional Development for the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the summer of 1996, the Principals' Center at Texas A&M University established a School Leadership Initiative (SLI) that focused on the 21 principal-performance domains as identified by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. During the first year of a 3-year leadership initiative, Texas A&M University's SLI Program focused on…

Erlandson, David A.; Zellner, Luana J.

392

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year: Creating Instructional Momentum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a valuable resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: (1) Vision; (2) Instructional Leadership; (3) Politics; (4) Data; and (5) Planning.

Joseph, Shawn

2012-01-01

393

The Relationship between Principal Effectiveness and the Use of Counseling Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most educational leadership programs, the working relationship of the principal with teachers, parents, and the community is discussed, but the relationship of the principal and counselor is typically not given much, if any, attention. Principals are not trained in the use of counseling skills in educational leadership programs at Mississippi…

Cleckler, Valerie Suzanne Hodge

2010-01-01

394

The Effects of Servant Leadership on Teachers' Organizational Commitment in Primary Schools in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teachers' school commitment. The research data were collected from 563 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were measured with a servent organizational leadership assessment scale, and the teachers'…

Cerit, Yusuf

2010-01-01

395

"It's Almost like a White School Now": Racialised Complexities, Indigenous Representation and School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on a broader study that focused on examining principal leadership for equity and diversity, this paper presents the leadership experiences of "Jane", a White, middle-class principal of a rural Indigenous school. The paper highlights how Jane's leadership is inextricably shaped by her assumptions about race and the political dynamics and…

Keddie, Amanda; Niesche, Richard

2012-01-01

396

A Study of Leadership Styles that Lead to Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between secondary principal leadership style and Hispanic student achievement. Student achievement was measured by the graduation rate for each school. The principals' leadership styles were defined by scores in the Leadership Orientations Profile. The online survey was sent to 549…

Smith, Mitzi Harris

2010-01-01

397

Teachers' Organizational Commitment: Examining the Mediating Effects of Distributed Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the relation between principals' leadership and teachers' organizational commitment, mediated by distributed leadership. Data were collected from 1,495 teachers in 46 secondary schools. Structural equation modeling indicated that the effect of principals' leadership on teachers' organizational commitment is…

Devos, Geert; Tuytens, Melissa; Hulpia, Hester

2014-01-01

398

Moral Leadership, Effective Leadership, and Intellectual Giftedness: Problems, Parallels, and Possibilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Leadership is one of the most studied aspects of human behavior, resulting in numerous models and thousands of books. The\\u000a current literature is replete with alarms about leadership problems, including a worldwide shortage of competent leaders and\\u000a leadership talent. Moreover, scandalous catastrophes set in motion by unethical leaders have aimed the spotlight on the critical\\u000a need for moral leadership. Though

Mary-Elaine Jacobsen

399

Women and Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of women and leadership focuses on women in librarianship. Highlights include the evolution of thought about women and leadership; feminist research and theory; Margaret McIntosh's model for leadership, including womanless leadership, problems in leadership, and leadership redefined; equity in leadership; and implications for…

Turock, Betty J.

2001-01-01

400

Overcoming the Obstacles to Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers in the second stages of their careers--those with 4-10 years of experience--are often eager to vary their responsibilities, work collaboratively with peers, and influence teaching beyond their own classrooms. With many veteran teachers retiring, principals are apt to recruit these second-stage teachers to fill teacher leadership

Johnson, Susan Moore; Donaldson, Morgaen L.

2007-01-01

401

Principal Efficacy: An Investigation of School Principals' Sense of Efficacy and Indicators of School Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the individual school level, the responsibility for demonstrating school effectiveness lies on the shoulders of the building administrator. In fact, "it is widely accepted that good principals are the cornerstones of good schools and that, without a principal's leadership efforts to raise student achievement, schools cannot succeed"…

Lovell, Charles Wayne

2009-01-01

402

Preparing Transformational School Leaders: An Investigation into Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since traditional principal preparation programs were scrutinized for inadequately training 21st century principals, alternative principal programs were designed to prepare principals to improve the US educational system and student achievement. One particular innovative program, the Daly Leadership Program, was collaboratively developed between…

Murgel, Julie C.

2011-01-01

403

Educational Leadership Internship  

E-print Network

Educational Leadership Internship Handbook Faculty of Education Graduate Studies & Research of Lethbridge M.Ed. Educational Leadership Internship i Contents Introduction .............................................................................................1 Purpose of the Leadership Internship......................................................2

Seldin, Jonathan P.

404

Educational Leadership Internship  

E-print Network

Educational Leadership Internship Handbook Faculty of Education Graduate Studies & Research of Lethbridge M.Ed. Educational Leadership Internship i Contents Introduction............................................................................................. 1 Purpose of the Leadership Internship ..................................................... 2

Seldin, Jonathan P.

405

Distributed Leadership and High-Stakes Testing: Examining the Relationship between Distributed Leadership and LEAP Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational stakeholders are aware that school administration has become an incredibly intricate dynamic that is too complex for principals to handle alone. Test-driven accountability has made the already daunting task of school administration even more challenging. Distributed leadership presents an opportunity to explore increased leadership

Boudreaux, Wilbert

2011-01-01

406

Leadership = Communication? The Relations of Leaders’ Communication Styles with Leadership Styles, Knowledge Sharing and Leadership Outcomes  

PubMed Central

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between leaders’ communication styles and charismatic leadership, human-oriented leadership (leader’s consideration), task-oriented leadership (leader’s initiating structure), and leadership outcomes. Methodology A survey was conducted among 279 employees of a governmental organization. The following six main communication styles were operationalized: verbal aggressiveness, expressiveness, preciseness, assuredness, supportiveness, and argumentativeness. Regression analyses were employed to test three main hypotheses. Findings In line with expectations, the study showed that charismatic and human-oriented leadership are mainly communicative, while task-oriented leadership is significantly less communicative. The communication styles were strongly and differentially related to knowledge sharing behaviors, perceived leader performance, satisfaction with the leader, and subordinate’s team commitment. Multiple regression analyses showed that the leadership styles mediated the relations between the communication styles and leadership outcomes. However, leader’s preciseness explained variance in perceived leader performance and satisfaction with the leader above and beyond the leadership style variables. Implications This study offers potentially invaluable input for leadership training programs by showing the importance of leader’s supportiveness, assuredness, and preciseness when communicating with subordinates. Originality/value Although one of the core elements of leadership is interpersonal communication, this study is one of the first to use a comprehensive communication styles instrument in the study of leadership. PMID:20700375

Bakker-Pieper, Angelique; Oostenveld, Wyneke

2009-01-01

407

Meet the Promise of Content Standards: The Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful principals shape the culture of schools, set clear expectations, and share leadership with others to create productive learning environments for students and staff. For nearly a decade, The Wallace Foundation has coordinated studies of principal effectiveness and has concluded that principals are second only to teachers as the most…

Killion, Joellen

2012-01-01

408

The Perceived Stress Levels of Primary and Secondary Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research conducted in Western Australian government schools indicates perceived stress among principals, particularly role overload and role conflict. Primary principals experienced greater stress than secondary principals. Suggestions on how the education department can reduce employee stress include altering leadership styles and offering stress…

Savery, Lawson K.; Detiuk, Michael

1986-01-01

409

Leadership Update  

Cancer.gov

Letter from the DirectorThe National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (NCI-CPTAC) has recently begun the proteomic interrogation of genomically-characterized tumors from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Print This Page Leadership

410

Leadership Update  

Cancer.gov

Letter from the Director The NCI's Clinical Proteomic Technology for Cancer Initiative (CPTC) has been actively overcoming the technological barriers to advance the science of proteomics. 1 Print This Page Leadership UpdateRSS News and Events

411

Diversity and Leadership: The Color of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of racial and ethnic diversity focuses on the role leadership plays for emerging library leaders of color. Topics include the need for minority library leadership; differences between white and minority leadership; leadership traits of minorities; and marginalized leadership. (Author/LRW)

Alire, Camila A.

2001-01-01

412

Leadership: An Overview.  

PubMed

Despite the influence of leadership in our lives, it remains poorly understood by most of us. This review defines leadership as "a combination of position, responsibilities, attitude, skills, and behaviors that allows someone to bring out the best in others, and the best in their organization, in a sustainable manner." There are many traits and skills demonstrated by leaders. These include talent, drive, willpower, practical wisdom, loyalty, ethical behavior, emotional intelligence, integrity, self-awareness, and resilience. However, to best understand leadership we focus on what leaders are actually required to do, rather than on the skills and traits used to accomplish these tasks. We review nine functions that are at the core of leadership: serve as the public face of the organization; articulate the vision and mission; create culture; strategic planning; decide what to focus on; select, and develop, the right people; establish a decision-making process; manage your boss; and be responsible 24/7. All leaders operate in a specific context, during a unique point in the history of their organization, with a unique set of circumstances. What is required of the leader in one set of circumstances will change as those circumstances change. If the leader understands her core responsibilities, and if she develops the people, culture, and processes necessary to deal with a changing environment, she will have the self-awareness and support necessary to continue to lead successfully.Am J Gastroenterol advance online publication, 22 July 2014; doi:10.1038/ajg.2014.199. PMID:25047400

Vender, Ronald J

2014-07-22

413

Living Leadership in an Era of Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the findings from a recently completed two-year study of women principals' lived experiences with leadership. It focuses on the six women's lived experiences with leading change in their school. Data were collected using in-depth, phenomenological interviews, observations of the principals' work in schools, and field notes.…

Fennell, Hope-Arlene

2005-01-01

414

Curriculum Leadership in a Conservative Era  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose is to examine how recent conservative cultural political shifts have affected the meanings of curriculum leadership in schools. The author examines four principals in the wake of the No Child Left Behind Act and other related policies and trends. Design: This is a critical ethnographic study of principals' curriculum…

Ylimaki, Rose M.

2012-01-01

415

Leadership Honors Application Materials  

E-print Network

1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Spring 2013 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

Pantaleone, Jim

416

Leadership Honors Application Materials  

E-print Network

1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Spring 2012 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

Pantaleone, Jim

417

Leadership 101 Thisissueincludesstoriesonacourse  

E-print Network

Leadership 101 Thisissueincludesstoriesonacourse focused on conflict management and leadership. Faculty interest in turn can inspire student interest. Leadership itself is more complicated. It is highly to develop leadership in our curriculum. For moststudents,leadershipstartsoutasaword. Thentheyseeexamplesof

Weiblen, George D

418

Leadership Honors Application Materials  

E-print Network

1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Fall 2009 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

Pantaleone, Jim

419

Leadership Honors Application Materials  

E-print Network

1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Fall 2012 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

Pantaleone, Jim

420

Leadership: reflections over the past 100 years.  

PubMed

Leadership, viewed by the American Dietetic Association as the ability to inspire and guide others toward building and achieving a shared vision, is a much written-about topic. Research on leadership has addressed the topic using many different approaches, from a very simplistic definition of traits to a more complex process involving interactions, emotions, and learning. Thousands of books and papers have been published on the topic of leadership. This review paper will provide examples of the varying foci of the writings on this topic and includes references for instruments used to measure leadership traits and behaviors. Research is needed to determine effective strategies for preparing dietitians to be effective leaders and assume leadership positions. Identifying ways to help dietitians better reflect on their leadership experiences to enhance their learning and leadership might be one strategy to explore. PMID:14993862

Gregoire, Mary B; Arendt, Susan W

2004-03-01

421

Leadership: reflections over the past 100 years.  

PubMed

Leadership, viewed by the American Dietetic Association as the ability to inspire and guide others toward building and achieving a shared vision, is a much written-about topic. Research on leadership has addressed the topic using many different approaches, from a very simplistic definition of traits to a more complex process involving interactions, emotions, and learning. Thousands of books and papers have been published on the topic of leadership. This review paper will provide examples of the varying foci of the writings on this topic and includes references for instruments used to measure leadership traits and behaviors. Research is needed to determine effective strategies for preparing dietitians to be effective leaders and assume leadership positions. Identifying ways to help dietitians better reflect on their leadership experiences to enhance their learning and leadership might be one strategy to explore. PMID:24725519

Gregoire, Mary B; Arendt, Susan W

2014-05-01

422

The Influence of Leadership Style on Teacher Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article examines the effects of principalsleadership style (transformational or transactional), principals’ decision-making strategy (autocratic versus participative), and teachers’occupation perceptions on teacher satisfaction from the job. More specifically, it attempts to find out how much of the variation in teachers’job satisfaction can be attributed to their perceptions of their occupation, as compared to their perceptions about their principalsleadership

Ronit Bogler

2001-01-01

423

Educational Leadership: The Effects of Perceived Support, Organization-Based Self-Esteem, and Citizenship Behaviors on Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is important to retain qualified teachers in any educational environment. This is especially true for teachers who work in a structured environment fraught with administrative, logistical, and political challenges. The principal is responsible for providing a supportive educational environment, which is necessary for an atmosphere where the…

Twigg, Nicholas W.

2008-01-01

424

A study of principal's role as an effective educational leader  

Microsoft Academic Search

An effective educational leadership plays a crucial role in order to bring about sustainable change in schools. Generally, in the Pakistani context and particularly in Northern Areas, customarily, teachers are promoted as principals on seniority basis or they are selected directly before they attend any training in school leadership and management. Most of them being untrained or unaware of educational

Safdar Khan

2003-01-01

425

“I made it”: Israeli-Palestinian women principals as leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to analyze the construction of the meaning of leadership by two Arab women school principals in Israel who are “pavers of the way”. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Interviews in which the women exposed their life stories were subjected to discourse analysis in light of a three-layered functional approach and leadership theories. The study investigated: characteristics of the

Khalid Arar

2010-01-01

426

Leadership Styles of New Ireland High School Administrators: A Papua New Guinea Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearlong ethnographic study of principals' leadership in Papua New Guinea high schools describes influences of imposing a bureaucratic school organization on principals' decision making in a communal society. Communal values of kinship relationships, "wantok" system, and "big men" leadership challenged principals' responsibility to uphold…

Tivinarlik, Alfred; Wanat, Carolyn L.

2006-01-01

427

A Nursery School Leadership Observation Schedule and a Nursery School Leadership Rating Scale.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to: (1) develop a valid and reliable instrument for direct recording of leadership behavioral characteristics of nursery school children; (2) develop a valid and reliable scale for teachers' rating of leadership behavioral characteristics of nursery school children; and (3) determine the degree of correlation…

Fu, Victoria R.

428

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Elementary Principals' Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examined the beliefs of elementary teachers to determine if their perceptions of effective principal leadership align to transformational leadership theory vis-a-vis the Educational Leadership Policy Standards (ELPS). A phenomenological, single-case study approach was utilized by means of a mixed-methodological, Web-based survey,…

Fridenvalds, Kriss R.

2012-01-01

429

Contingent reward transactional leadership, work attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior: The role of procedural justice climate perceptions and strength  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a sample of 212 bank employees, we developed a model in which procedural justice climate perceptions and strength mediated the relationships between contingent reward leader behavior and follower satisfaction with supervisor, organizational commitment, and rated organizational citizenship behavior, controlling for perceived supervisor support. Results from the HLM analysis showed that procedural justice climate perceptions and strength completely mediated the

Fred O. Walumbwa; Cindy Wu; Bani Orwa

2008-01-01

430

Wild female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) exhibit personality traits of leadership and social integration.  

PubMed

Animal personalities have been demonstrated for almost 200 species, with stable dimensions of responses (aggressive to fearful; shy to bold) across contexts and with a heritable basis to these traits. As a long-lived and highly social species, elephants (Loxodonta africana) were expected to demonstrate complex dimensions to individual characteristics or personalities, which would be obvious to human observers and validated by behavioral observations. We used principal-components analysis of ratings on 26 behavioral adjectives applied to one social unit, coded as the EB family, which has been observed for 38 years. Eleven adult females were rated by four observers and found to have individually variable traits on four dimensions described by principal-components analysis. The first component was associated with effective and confident family leadership. Component 2 was age-related, and defined by playfulness, exploration and high levels of activity, suggesting both an experience and an age-related element to its structure. Component 3 represented gentleness and at its other extreme, aggression, and Component 4 was related to constancy (predictability and popularity), with both of these latter components reflecting social integration. Leadership among elephant females represents the successful negotiation among individual interests, and our components were related to a capacity to affect the behavior of others in the absence of aggressive dominance. The family matriarch, Echo, was high on elements associated with leadership. The importance of the matriarch in this family's success suggests that elements of personality may underlie interfamilial variation in long-term survival and reproduction. PMID:22905995

Lee, Phyllis C; Moss, Cynthia J

2012-08-01

431

Mapping Principal Preparation in Kenya and Tanzania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the principal preparation programming available to school leaders in Kenya and Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach: The authors analyzed information about the educational leadership programmes offered by a range of public and private institutions in East Africa. Data were gathered…

Onguko, Brown; Abdalla, Mohammed; Webber, Charles F.

2008-01-01

432

Attaining Success: Tips for New Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leading a school today takes courage, energy and lots of knowledge. Today's principals certainly manage the site and keep all aspects key to running a school smoothly at their fingertips. In addition, leaders today also must have curricular knowledge, model instructional leadership and build community among the constituents. Sometimes, new leaders…

Roe, Chris

2013-01-01

433

Principal Pressure in the Middle of Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a new superintendent is hired, Tom Thompson, middle school principal, is squeezed between complying with the demands of the district and cultivating a positive culture in his school. He wrestles with the stress of facing tough leadership choices that take a toll on his physical and mental health. Tom realizes that a career-ending move might…

Derrington, Mary Lynne; Larsen, Donald E.

2012-01-01

434

The Novice Principal: Change and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rachel Wilson is a novice principal and new school leader of a large English junior-senior high school located in a rural township of a maritime province in Canada. Upon her appointment, she was challenged with having to establish herself as a credible leadership choice for the venue in addition to having to engage in new role learning as a…

Northfield, Shawn

2013-01-01

435

Chicago Initiative Aims to Upgrade Principal Pipeline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even with nearly 50 schools shutting down at the end of this month, Chicago education officials have been barreling ahead with plans to groom a large crop of high-performing principals that they say represents the most ambitious effort the city has undertaken to upgrade its school leadership ranks. The goal, said Chicago schools CEO Barbara…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2013-01-01

436

Leading in Times of Change: Principals' Perspectives of Their Role in a New Pay-for-Performance System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore principals' perspectives on how they make sense of their leadership roles in a new pay-for-performance system. The study describes the perceptions of six principals, two each from elementary, middle, and high school levels, regarding leadership in a recently changed system. Principals were…

Ortiz-Torres, Amanda

2012-01-01

437

Identifying the Professional Development Needs of Public School Principals Based on the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The roles and responsibilities of principals are increasingly focused on instructional leadership. In many states, changes in the preparation and credentialing of future principals have been based on recognized leadership standards. Requirements for practicing principals to complete professional development aligned with such standards have also…

Spanneut, Gene; Tobin, Jim; Ayers, Steve

2012-01-01

438

Leadership Legacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent obituaries and testimonials to Coretta Scott King and Wendy Wasserstein are reminders of the leadership legacies of these women. About Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), Burch in "The Miami Herald" (February 1, 2006) stated "Coretta Scott King built a legacy from pain and progress, first as the wife who stood tall next to a man bent on…

Grady, Marilyn L.

2006-01-01

439

Leadership Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists skills identified by the Leadership Development Task Force as being critical skills for a leader. Discussion focuses on information managing skills, including problem solving, decision making, setting goals and objectives; project management; and people managing skills, including interpersonal communications, conflict management, motivation,…

Hutchison, Cathleen; And Others

1988-01-01

440

Leadership Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While this may not be a "complete list" of what leadership skills one needs to effectively lead in any/every situation, it should provide a great overview of many of the things s/he needs to do, at least initially.

Parish, Thomas S.

2006-01-01

441

Passionate Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Passionate leadership is about energy, commitment, a belief that every child can learn and will learn, a concern with social justice and the optimism that people can make a difference. The authors argue that passion survives and prospers and is a moral driving force in ensuring children becoming all they can become. That brings them to the other…

Davies, Brent; Brighouse, Tim

2010-01-01

442

Women in Leadership: Enacting a New Curriculum in Educational Administration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women continue to be underemployed in leadership positions in educational settings, both in K-12 and in higher education. Early attempts to include women in leadership have proposed that women shape their behaviors to conform with male-oriented management models. This paper describes the success of a seminar called Women in Leadership, which was…

Schmitt, Donna M.

443

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive reader features 24 chapters in 5 primary areas of educational research. Part One, "Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior," demonstrates that leadership has a strong conceptual basis that is basic in all human situations. It contains 6 articles: "The Nature of Leadership" (J. Gardner); "Give Me a Lever Long…

2000

444

Adolescent Leadership Development: Building a Case for an Authenticity Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the literature on adolescent leadership development and connects the concept of leadership authenticity as a way to influence anti-social adolescent behavior for pro-social outcomes. Because adolescent leaders develop from both pro-social and anti-social constructs, educators must recognize the unique power of both leadership

Whitehead, Gordon

2009-01-01

445

From Heroes to Organizers: Principals and Education Organizing in Urban School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Educational leadership is key to addressing the persistent inequities in low-income urban schools, but most principals struggle to work with parents and communities around those schools to create socially just learning environments. This article describes the conditions and experiences that enabled principals to share leadership with…

Ishimaru, Ann

2013-01-01

446

Principal Vision, Environmental Robustness, and Teacher Sense of Autonomy at the High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of a study that examined the relationship among three variables of principal leadership--principal vision, environmental robustness, and teacher sense of autonomy--to school leadership are presented in this paper. Methodology involved an ex post facto analysis of a 1990 survey of 1,338 teachers in 34 Oregon public high schools. Interviews…

Johnson, Daniel N.

447

The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity: A Tool for Understanding Principals' Cultural Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals' understanding and skills pertaining to diversity are important in leading diverse schools and preparing all students for a democratic and multicultural society. Although educational leadership scholars have theorized about exemplary leadership of and for diversity, a developmental perspective on principals' diversity or cultural…

Hernandez, Frank; Kose, Brad W.

2012-01-01

448

Teachers' and School Administrators' Perceptions and Expectations on Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study it is aimed to find out primary school teachers' and principals' expectations and perceptions related to teachers' leadership. The population of this survey consists of primary school teachers and principals in Odunpazari, one of the two central municipalities in Eskisehir, in 2011-2012 educational year. Teachers and principals of…

Kiranh, Semra

2013-01-01

449

Effective leadership in competition  

E-print Network

Among natural biological flocks/swarms or even mass social activities, when the collective behaviors of the followers has been dominated by the moving direction or opinion of one leader group, it seems very difficult for later-coming leaders to reverse the orientation of the mass followers, especially when they are in quantitative minority. This Letter reports a counter-intuitive phenomenon, Following the Later-coming Minority, provided that the late-comers obey a favorable distribution pattern which enables them to spread their influence to as many followers as possible in a given time and to accumulate enough power to govern these followers. We introduce a discriminant index to quantify the whole group's orientation under competing leadership, which helps to design an economic way for the minority later-coming leaders to defeat the dominating majority leaders solely by optimizing their distribution pattern. Our investigation provides new insights into the effective leadership in biological systems, with mea...

Zhang, Hai-Tao; Chen, Michael Z Q; Zhou, Tao; Zhou, Changsong

2009-01-01

450

Leadership: Four Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Four Styles narrative of Leadership is written in three sections: (1) Overview of Leadership Styles; (2) Analysis of Leadership Styles; and (3) Applications of Leadership Styles. While the primary foundation for its development was generated from more than 30 years of research and studying leadership styles in education, the secondary…

Howard, W. C.

2005-01-01

451

Leadership Responsibilities of Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces a leadership development model that raises the question "Leadership for what?" Leadership is about going somewhere-personally and in concert with others-in an organization. Although leadership, especially position (elected or appointed) leadership, often is discussed in terms of leader qualities and skills, the…

Mitstifer, Dorothy I.

2014-01-01

452

A Review and Conceptual Framework for Integrating Leadership into Clinical Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The purpose of this review is to assess leadership education and practice in athletic training. Leadership is a critical component of athletic training and health care. Leadership research in athletic training is dramatically behind other health care professions. Objective: To develop a model for integrating leadership behavior and…

Kutz, Matthew R.

2012-01-01

453

Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a non-profit center for leadership development within the environmental field; addresses the leadership development and training needs of emerging professionals, generally those with three to ten years of experience.

2008-10-06

454

Leadership Development Negotiationand Conflict  

E-print Network

Leadership Development Negotiationand Conflict Resolution College of Continuing Education Your The Leadership Development Workshop Effective Negotiating and Influencing Skills Resolving Workplace Conflict High Impact Presentation Skills Mediation: Breaking the Impasse Personal Leadership: Leading the Self

Brownstone, Rob

455

"Leadership for Sustainable  

E-print Network

! 1! ! ! "Leadership for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth Africa" 8th !Forum! Commonwealth! Secretariat! #12;! 2! Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development Background Paper prepared! Executive Summary The "Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development" paper offers Heads of Public Service

Saskatchewan, University of

456

Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications  

E-print Network

Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications ALEC 102 Fall 2006 Course Title: Critical Issues in Agricultural Leadership and Education Credit: 1 Hour Instructors: Ms. Summer Felton; 119A! This introductory course is designed for students entering in the Agricultural Leadership & Development degree

457

Chinese Culture and Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes essential characteristics of Chinese philosophical tradition; Discusses Western perspectives on value leadership in education, particularly moral leadership. Discuses moral leadership from a Chinese philosophical perspective, especially Confucianism. Draws implications for using Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions to develop…

Wong, Kam-Cheung

2001-01-01

458

The Learning Principal[R]. Volume 4, Number 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Landmark Study Examines U.S. Professional Learning: Findings Point the Way to Improving Student Achievement (Stephanie Hirsh); (2) School Leadership: Q&A: Teachers Encouraged…

von Frank, Valerie, Ed.

2009-01-01

459

The Man in the Middle: The Role of the Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This short speech examines the principal in his various roles as an educational leader, personnel manager, and business manager. It reports evidence indicating that the principal's primary role, that of educational leadership, is being eroded as a consequence of the expansion of his other roles. The author suggests a readjustment of priorities to…

Ellis, James R.

460

Understanding Complex Role of the Assistant Principal in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assistant principal is often overlooked in school leadership literature, yet in recent years has grown to be a vital part of secondary schools (Marshall & Hooley, 2006). This descriptive study seeks to expand on the work of Marshall and Hooley (2006), which serves as a primer in the study of assistant principals. In an era of increased…

Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa M.

2011-01-01

461

The Learning Principal[R]. Volume 4, Number 8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Efficacy Can Overcome Classroom Barriers (Valerie von Frank); (2) Q & A: Leadership, Learning Communities Change School Culture (Valerie von Frank); (3) Focus on NSDC's…

von Frank, Valerie, Ed.

2009-01-01

462

Teacher Empowerment as Perceived by Principals in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Hong Kong Government first introduced school-based management (SBM) to the education profession in 1991. The principal is a pivotal factor in fostering an environment for change. SBM and teacher empowerment calls for new modes of leadership: teachers lend their expertise, and principals become facilitators rather than directors. The purpose of…

Wan, Eric

2005-01-01

463

Letting Go: How Principals Can Be Better Instructional Leaders  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A principal's life is characterized by long hours, a frenetic pace, and responsibilities that often take time away from instructional leadership. When principals have a school administration manager by their side, they have more time to work directly with students and staff on curriculum and instruction and spend less time on management and supervision.

Jan Walker

464

Why Teacher Leaders Don't Want to Be Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines reasons why teachers who were identified by their school principal as leaders or having leadership potential, chose not to become school principals. While the literature reports a shortage of qualified applicants for school administrative positions, the deterrents that teacher leaders most often identify include…

Hewitt, Paul M.; Denny, George S.; Pijanowski, John C.

2011-01-01

465

The Assessment of Principal Performance: A Multilevel Evaluation Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The application of multilevel data analysis as a method for assessing and improving principal performance evaluation is demonstrated. The demonstration used the theoretical domains of principal performance-based leadership proposed and tested by R. Heck, T. Larsen, and G. Marcoulides (1990) as a basis for developing an evaluation approach. (SLD)

Heck, Ronald H.; Marcoulides, George A.

1996-01-01

466

Correlational Analysis of Servant Leadership and School Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this mixed-method research study was to determine the extent that servant leadership was correlated with perceptions of school climate to identify whether there was a relationship between principals' and teachers' perceived practice of servant leadership and of school climate. The study employed a mixed-method approach by first…

Black, Glenda Lee

2010-01-01

467

International Perspectives on Leadership Development: Making a Difference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of effective leadership and management for successful school and student outcomes is increasingly being recognised. This has led to consideration of the nature of preparation and development required to promote good leadership. There is now widespread acknowledgement of the need for specialised training for school principals. This…

Bush, Tony

2012-01-01

468

Networking for School Leadership in South Africa: Perceptions and Realities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings from the evaluation of the pilot of a new entry qualification for school principals in South Africa. The programme, Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) School Leadership, had networking as a distinctive feature, and this article examines candidates' perceptions and experiences of networking as a leadership

Kiggundu, Edith; Moorosi, Pontso

2012-01-01

469

School Leadership and Citizenship Education: The Experiences and Struggles of School Party Secretaries in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many scholarly works have examined school leadership, and many others have studied models for teaching citizenship education. Research combining both school leadership and citizenship education, however, is rare. The leadership of China's school party secretaries (SPSs), who are the equivalent of school principals in the Chinese school system…

Xu, Shuqin; Law, Wing-Wah

2015-01-01

470

University-Based Community College Leadership Programs: Where Future Community College Leaders Are Prepared  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college leadership programs may take a variety of forms, among them university-based programs, leadership institutes, community college-based "grow your own" programs, professional organization-based institutes, or a combination of these. University-based doctorate leadership programs are the principal providers of these leaders. Seventy…

Friedel, Janice Nahra

2010-01-01

471

The Relationship between Leadership Traits and Personal Characteristics of Campus Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence has found a lack of transformational leadership qualities among building level administrators across central Pennsylvania. The purpose of this project study was to identify the leadership styles of principals in central Pennsylvania and ascertain the link between background variables and leadership qualities held by building-level…

Van Deusen, Nathan P.

2013-01-01

472

Rearticulating the Leadership Experiences of African American Women in Midlevel Student Affairs Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study of African American women holding midlevel administrative positions sought to broaden and challenge conceptualizations of leadership by focusing on respondents' descriptions of their leadership experiences. Findings centered principally on the intensely relational qualities associated with leadership and leading, mentoring…

Clayborne, Hannah L.; Hamrick, Florence

2007-01-01

473

The Leadership Cluster Memorial Union  

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The Leadership Cluster Memorial Union Student Leadership and Involvement Student Media Something New @ OSU #12;Access Diversity "Leadership/Citizenship" Community Connection Health & Wellness Housing & Dining Administrative Leadership #12;Student Leadership & Involvement SLI-Activities Program Club

Escher, Christine

474

Examination of the Effectiveness of Male and Female Educational Leaders Who Made Use of the Invitational Leadership Style of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this inquiry was to examine the effectiveness of male and female educational leaders who made use of the invitational leadership style of leadership in their k-12 school settings. Study participants consisted of 14 principals (7 female and 7 male) and 164 teachers. While quantitative findings revealed a statistically significant…

Burns, Gwen; Martin, Barbara N.

2010-01-01

475

Transformational Leadership in Turkish Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is a subject that is as old as the history of humans, and it still continues its currency. Rapid changes in social structure have affected educational systems and the roles and behaviors of those who are managing these systems. School administrators need to have international supervision in today's global system. The intensive use of…

Kocabas, Ibrahim

2007-01-01

476

ARTHUR FLEMMING'S LEADERSHIP AND STYLE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper was not developed from objective research about leadership behavior. Given the author's long association with Arthur Flemming, no claim is made for objectivity, and many of the observations presented are admittedly subjective. Trained in the law, Mr. Flemming was a churchman, university president, and Director of Defense Mobilization. At various times during his distinguished career he was civil

Jarold A. Kieffer

1988-01-01

477

Organizational Theory and Leadership Navigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching organizational theory in a way that bridges to leadership practice is vital to preparing deft educational leaders who understand the organizational behavior of schools and districts. Organizational theory guides understanding of the complexities of schools and districts and can be a basis for collaborative and effective decision making.…

Brazer, S. David; Kruse, Sharon D.; Conley, Sharon

2014-01-01

478

A Known Group Analysis Validity Study of the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education in US Elementary and Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) provides educators with a tool for principal evaluation based on principal, teacher, and supervisor reports of principals' learning-centered leadership. In this study, we conduct a known group analysis as part of a larger argument for the validity of the VAL-ED in US elementary and…

Covay Minor, Elizabeth; Porter, Andrew C.; Murphy, Joseph; Goldring, Ellen B.; Cravens, Xiu; Elloitt, Stephen N.

2014-01-01

479

Improving Conditions for Principal Effectiveness: Policy Implications of Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews research on principals' behavior and research differentiating between more and less effective principals. Traces potential policy implications in the areas of program implementation, principal selection, preservice and inservice training, and district level organization and management. (RH)

Manasse, A. Lorri

1985-01-01

480

Training of Leadership Skills in Medical Education  

PubMed Central

Background: Effective team performance is essential in the delivery of high-quality health-care. Leadership skills therefore are an important part of physicians’ everyday clinical life. To date, the development of leadership skills are underrepresented in medical curricula. Appropriate training methods for equipping doctors with these leadership skills are highly desirable. Objective: The review aims to summarize the findings in the current literature regarding training in leadership skills in medicine and tries to integrate the findings to guide future research and training development. Method: The PubMED, ERIC, and PsycArticles, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX and Academic search complete of EBSCOhost were searched for training of leadership skills in medicine in German and English. Relevant articles were identified and findings were integrated and consolidated regarding the leadership principles, target group of training and number of participants, temporal resources of the training, training content and methods, the evaluation design and trainings effects. Results: Eight studies met all inclusion criteria and no exclusion criteria. The range of training programs is very broad and leadership skill components are diverse. Training designs implied theoretical reflections of leadership phenomena as well as discussions of case studies from practice. The duration of training ranged from several hours to years. Reactions of participants to trainings were positive, yet no behavioral changes through training were examined. Conclusions: More research is needed to understand the factors critical to success in the development of leadership skills in medical education and to adapt goal-oriented training methods. Requirements analysis might help to gain knowledge about the nature of leadership skills in medicine. The authors propose a stronger focus on behavioral training methods like simulation-based training for leadership skills in medical education. PMID:24282452

Kiesewetter, Jan; Schmidt-Huber, Marion; Netzel, Janine; Krohn, Alexandra C.; Angstwurm, Matthias; Fischer, Martin R.

2013-01-01

481

Leadership by Reinforcement: A Style of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The leadership reinforcement learning package is designed as a module containing objectives, pretest, learning environments, and posttest. Objectives of this module are to enable readers to analyze existing leadership competencies, organize these leadership possibilities systematically, and plan worthwhile projects while recruiting responsible…

Alvir, Howard P.

482

The Moral Imperative of Social Justice Leadership: A Critical Component of Effective Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how four principals in urban middle and senior high schools with a social justice orientation responded to hypothetical scenarios involving teacher prejudice. The principals in this study did not reference their leadership preparation programs in describing the evolution of their equity-focused leadership philosophies, nor did…

Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L.

2014-01-01

483

(Leadership) College of Education  

E-print Network

PGDipEd (Leadership) College of Education 2014Education Lead. to seek academic advice if they wish on their leadership philosophy and practice's address burning leadership issues and develop strategies for enhancing for this programme Pathways The Postgraduate Diploma n Education (Leadership) can lead to Masters and Doctoral study

Hickman, Mark

484

SERVICEANNUAL REPORT LEADERSHIP&  

E-print Network

COMMUNITY SERVICEANNUAL REPORT 2013­2014 LEADERSHIP& SERVICECENTER #12;#12;Organized service of Community Service. These efforts now are led by the Leadership and Service Center part of the Department KINARD Leadership & Service Center 1 #12;THE MISSION OF THE LEADERSHIP & SERVICE CENTER The mission

Almor, Amit

485

Weight 1. Leadership  

E-print Network

Weight 0 1 2 3 1. Leadership 33% Has not demonstrated impact through a leadership role Has held a leadership role in one or more organizations and demonstrated impact Has held an organization-wide leadership role in one or more

Prodiæ, Aleksandar

486

Parents' Views on Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 73 parents, most having gifted children, examined perceptions of the development of leadership abilities. Parents identified: leader characteristics; their children's strongest and weakest areas of leadership skills; methods for encouraging leadership development; school opportunities for leadership experiences; the role of teachers,…

Meriweather, Suzanne; Karnes, Frances A.

1989-01-01

487

Sources of Instructional Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed patterns of instructional leadership sources. The instrument, Sources of Instructional Leadership (SOIL), was based on instructional leadership and effective schools literature. It dealt with the management of instructional resources, and related to one of six leadership functions: organizing, coordinating, developing,…

Selim, Philip D.

488

Cultural Leadership in Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there is general recognition that leadership is important for organizational cultures, the issue of how leadership affects culture has received only scattered attention. Existing analyses have tended to focus on how leaders create or change cultures, ignoring the role that leadership plays in maintaining cultures. This paper focuses on how cultural leadership that innovates, by either creating or changing

HARRISON M. TRICE; JANICE M. BEYER

1991-01-01

489

School Leadership and Information Communication Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is an important component in guiding the teaching-learning process. Principal as school leaders have a major responsibility for initiating and implementing school change through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and can facilitate complex decision to integrate it into learning, teaching and school administration.…

Afshari, Mojgan; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Luan, Wong Su; Samah, Bahaman Abu; Fooi, Foo Say

2008-01-01

490

Traveling the Road to Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For several years, the author has been traveling a path in school leadership that began in 2002, when she left the classroom to become a curriculum resource teacher. Today she holds the position of an assistant principal in the Orange County Public School District in Orlando, Florida. In this position, she participated in the mandatory Preparing…

Handley, Junella D.

2009-01-01

491

Knowledge of Effective Educational Leadership Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the second part of a study conducted by Barton and Cox (2012) investigating administrative credential candidates' pre and post self-assessment results. Candidates who successfully complete principal preparation programs should possess the requisite knowledge and skills to assume leadership positions in P-12 schools. This study was…

Barton, Leigh T.

2013-01-01

492

Instructional Leadership: Concepts, Issues, and Controversies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers the critical perspectives of 20 educators on some of the issues associated with facilitating instructional leadership, emphasizing the complex interplay between the character of schools as work settings, the orientations of principals and teachers toward their work, and the challenges of leading and improving schools at the end of…

Greenfield, William

493

Leadership to Sustain Professional Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have shown promise as a means to meet the challenge of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. A problem that has surfaced is the inabilty of schools to sustain PLCs. This project study examined leadership characteristics of elementary school principals in selected school districts to determine how these…

Gillespie, Kelly P.

2010-01-01

494

Leadership Helps Turn around a Troubled School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author tells how he employed leadership skills to help turn around a failing school loaded with at-risk students. Dayton's Bluff Elementary School was one of the worst in St. Paul when Von Sheppard took over as principal in 2001. Changing the staff and attitudes at the largely low-income, minority majority school in a tough neighborhood…

Sheppard, Von

2013-01-01

495

Paradigm development and leadership style of university department chairpersons  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops and tests the argument that leadership behavior in organizations can best be understood within a contingency technology-environment model. The major premise of this model is that one of the most influential intervening factors between organizational performance and leadership behavior is either the technology that the organization utilizes or the environment with which the organization interacts. Building upon

Yoram Neumann; Steven Barnet Boris

1978-01-01

496

Transactors, Transformers and Beyond. A Multi-Method Development of a Theoretical Typology of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To extend the transactional-transformational model of leadership, four theoretical behavioral types of leadership were developed based on literature review and data from studies of executive behavior (n=253) and subordinate attitudes (n=208). Confirmatory factor analysis of a third data set (n=702) support the existence of four leadership types:…

Pearce, Craig L.; Sims, Henry P., Jr.; Cox, Jonathan F.; Ball, Gail; Schnell, Eugene; Smith, Ken A.; Trevino, Linda

2003-01-01

497

The relationship between training and leadership self-perception of selected Hispanic University students  

E-print Network

Leadership Practices Inventory (S-LPI) for both parts of this study, which measured the students' self-perceived leadership behavior. The S-LPI consisted of 30 statements describing leadership behaviors in five areas. Responses were based on a five...

Montgomery Brad Colin

2012-06-07

498

LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES  

E-print Network

LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES JOHNS HOPKINS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS #12;Leadership Handbook for Regional Chapters 2 CONTENTS Contents .......................................................................................................................9 Chapter Leadership

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

499

Instructional Leadership and Schools Effectiveness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the influx of information technology through the Internet and the use of ICT in our daily lives, our future generation has traversed from a mere change of era to a dynamic era of change. Thus, the role of school leaders is becoming more challenging than ever. They need to make greater strides to ensure that they are able to make adjustments and readjustments in instructional practices to cater for the changing elements in their organization. In brief, the school leaders have to be creative, innovative with entrepreneurial drive in order to steer their subordinates (teachers) towards school excellence. Leadership of principal is therefore considered as a main criterion to create successful schools in country's educational advancement. Besides, the school effectiveness plays a crucial role in country's academic advancement. This paper focuses on a comprehensive review of literature on the relationship between instructional leadership and school effectiveness.

Hung, Daisy Kee Mui; Ponnusamy, Premavathy

500

The Principal as Leader of Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As long as the job of principal remains as complex and undoable as it is currently, and as long as either teaching faculties or local school boards pressure an innovative principal until that principal chooses to leave, true innovation will be an uphill challenge. But stably building leadership alone is not enough. A principal who stays must be able to not only manage skillfully the day-to-day emergencies and the political pressures but also must be competent enough to be accepted as a true instructional leader. The specific competencies required to guide the successful reform of science with the outcome of improved teaching practice and student achievement are outlined in this chapter.

Saginor, Nicole

2006-01-01