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ERIC Number: ED311598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Empowered Teachers-Empowered Principals: Principals' Perceptions of Leadership in Schools.
Bredeson, Paul V.
As teachers assume a variety of leadership functions traditionally held by the principal and as they become much more of a self-managing professional work group, it is important to examine the implications of these changes for the leadership behavior of professionals credentialed as building principles. This paper presents data from indepth structured interviews with 10 principals (5 elementary and 5 secondary) from two school districts (Centremont and Hillview, Pennsylvania). The school principals' leadership roles in teacher-empowered schools are identified and described. Findings define empowerment, address changes in the traditional role of the building principal, and discuss principal leadership behaviors that support empowered teachers. The experiences with teacher empowerment in these two districts suggest that a clear definition of empowerment is less important than is a commitment to systematically engage teachers in decisions that affect their professional worklives in schools. (7 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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