ERIC Number: ED331129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Case Study Approach To Identify School Improvement Practices; Implications for Collaborative Partnerships.
Keedy, John L.; Bivens, Les
A collaborative effort between a high school principal and researcher to identify a successful principal's school improvement agenda and practices is described in this report of one of four case studies. Methodology involved indepth interviews with the principal and surveys of 10 teachers to compare their perceptions of teacher/principal relationship norms and their principal's school improvement agenda with the principal's expressed strategies. The principal's goals in this case study were to improve student discipline, communication, school-community relations, and school pride. Aspiring to become the district superintendent, he used an authoritarian administrative style to vigorously market his public high school to an upperclass, private school-oriented community. Findings indicate an overall agreement of teachers' perceptions of school norms and the principal's agenda with the principal's school improvement plan. Two tables and one figure are included. (33 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, March 1991). Some light print may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.