ERIC Number: ED407453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Interaction of Leadership and Climate in Three Urban Schools.
Villani, Christine J.
This study explored how the leadership behaviors of an elementary principal in establishing school climate affects teacher productivity and teacher behaviors in the school. In addition, the facets of security and strength were explored as the underlying premise to school climate. The Organizational Climate Questionnaire for Elementary Schools-Revised was administered to five urban Connecticut schools as part of the selection process for the study. Three schools were selected, two that scored on that questionnaire as having an open climate, and one that scored with a closed climate. A qualitative analysis was done that included observations, interviews, and field notes. Results indicate that the qualitative investigation of school climate provided a much different picture than the questionnaire showed. Results show that the determining factors for school effectiveness and school climate were dependent on the facets of security and strength in the administrator, especially security. Principal strength and security were the factors that had most impact on the collegiality and engagement of the faculty. (Contains 1 table and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut