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ERIC Number: EJ956208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Principal Leadership in Low-Performing Schools: A Closer Look through the Eyes of Teachers
Finnigan, Kara S.
Education and Urban Society, v44 n2 p183-202 Mar 2012
This qualitative study of teachers in three low-performing elementary schools in Chicago reveals that transformational leadership behaviors were important to teacher motivation, affecting whether they believed that they could improve student performance as the accountability policy required. The findings suggest that principal leadership is critical to turning around low-performing schools. Implications include developing policies to hire principals with proven track records and increasing the capacity of current principals to ensure that they are able to support and motivate teachers in low-performing schools. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois; No Child Left Behind Act 2001