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ERIC Number: ED346601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 53
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Principals' Credibility and Micropolitical Strategies That Influence Teachers.
Seay, Martha Ann; Blase, Joseph
This paper reports a portion of the data from a larger study designed to examine the high school principal's influence on the classroom behavior and thinking of teachers. Data were derived from semistructured interviews conducted with a selective sample of 6 principals and 33 teachers in a suburban school district in the southeastern United States. Coded into categories of issue, strategy, and tactics, the findings indicate that principals use four strategies and nine tactics in their attempts to influence teachers' perspectives related to specific classroom issues. The effectiveness of principals' influence on specific classroom issues--public relations, order, instruction, and learning--depends on their credibility with teachers. The findings are then discussed in terms of how principals' micropolitical strategies and tactics affect the credibility that teachers hold for their principals. Three tables are included. (32 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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