ERIC Number: ED309528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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Organizational and Social Context and the Instructional Leadership Role of the School Principal.
Hallinger, Philip; Murphy, Joseph
This article discusses the research concerning the relationship between the organizational and social context of schools and principal instructional leadership. The discussion centers on several contextual variables that include school level, staff composition, technical clarity and complexity, and district context. Particular attention is focused on the ways in which the social context of schools influences the principal's leadership role. Findings support the notions that the nature of the school's technology, the type of district support, the characteristics of the teaching staff, the school level, and the social context combine to form a school culture all of which creates a context for principal action, and more specifically, an appropriate style of instructional leadership. (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).