ERIC Number: ED327952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Principal Leadership: A Theoretical Framework for Research. Project Report.
A theoretical framework for leadership development is developed in this paper that links prior research findings to a cultural theory of principal influence on school performance. Four core dimensions of principal work--supervision, administration, management, and leadership--are analyzed in terms of their contributions to underlying cultural processes, showing how these work activities encourage a different approach to teaching and other school-related tasks. The tension between "settlement" and "frontier" cultures is explored as a way of clarifying the difference between routinized and problem-solving approaches to the principalship. Five research hypotheses for empirical verification of the theoretical framework are developed. (12 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development, Organizational Climate, Principals, Supervision
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Beckman Inst. for Advanced Science and Technology.