The Resource Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school, by Timothy Elliott Wright

Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school, by Timothy Elliott Wright

Label
Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school
Title
Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy Elliott Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between teacher and principal leadership and its affect upon school improvement, Specifically, this study explores teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership and how these perceptions impact one school's effort for school improvement. Finally, the study addresses what aspiring principals need to know about teacher perceptions of teacher leadership and the ways that teachers perceive that a principal supports and fosters teacher leadership. Using a phenomenographic approach, 13 teachers and one administrator were interviewed at a high school in a large mid-western city. In addition, field observations and document analyses were conducted. Data were analyzed using constant comparative method through which several themes were developed and later integrated into a conceptual framework. Findings indicated that teacher leadership affects school improvement and that principal leadership helps to influence, support, and sustain both teacher leadership and school improvement. By developing a sense of responsibility beyond the classroom, being role models for students and teachers, acting as professional resources for colleagues, building relationships and making connections with students, teacher leaders affect school improvement. One role of the principal is to influence, support, and sustain teacher leadership so that teacher leadership will sustain school improvement over a long period of time. Through supporting and communicating with teachers as well as building a sense of openness and trust, the principal empowers and encourages teachers to continue to improve the educational opportunities for themselves and their students. This study concludes that the role of the principal is critical in influencing, supporting and sustaining both teacher leadership and school improvement. The significant role of school improvement in education in the last five years cannot be achieved through a single person or position of authority. Principals need the essential skills to create, support, and maintain-the leadership capacity of their teachers
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Timothy E.
Degree
Ed. D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational leadership
  • School management teams
  • High school principals
  • Teacher-principal relationships
Target audience
specialized
Label
Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school, by Timothy Elliott Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 98-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58993647
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 106 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Examining teachers' perceptions of teacher and principal leadership as they relate to school improvement in a suburban high school, by Timothy Elliott Wright
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 98-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58993647
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 106 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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