ERIC Number: ED327946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Current Issues and Research Findings in the Study of School Leadership. Project Report.
Krug, Samuel E.; And Others
A set of objective instruments to assess school leadership and instructional climate were developed in this study designed to improve upon the primarily descriptive, individual-oriented leadership assessments of prior research. Self-reports on daily activities were elicited from 41 male and 40 female principals, and a leadership inventory was administered to compare the reported relative importance of behavioral descriptions with beliefs for the prediction of effective instructional leadership. Findings indicate that beliefs about work are a significant factor in explaining differences between leaders and that what is learned about instructional leadership is highly dependent on whom is asked. The implementation of an instructional leadership development program indicates that individually oriented programs are effective models for instructional leadership training. (35 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Principals, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; MetriTech Inc., MI.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Beckman Inst. for Advanced Science and Technology.