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ERIC Number: ED478741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-23
Pages: 14
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Leadership Styles and Characteristics of Effective Principals in High-Poverty Public Schools.
Gregory, Sheila T.
This report describes a study in progress of principals' perceptions of leadership styles and characteristic in creating success in three high-poverty Detroit public schools. The data sources of the study were based on three effective, seasoned principals. All the principals are African American women and had at least 10 years of tenure at their current respective public schools. Each principal had been individually identified as an exemplary administrator through districtwide, regional, or national awards. Through the use of surveys, semistructured interviews, observations, and shadowing, the study viewed effective-schools research as the conceptual model undergirding the measurement of principal leadership. The principals and three teachers from each of the three schools completed an initial background survey. Each principal and teacher was also given an individual semiformal recorded face-to-face interview before and after the researcher's observations. Every attempt was made to observe each principal at varying times and days through the school week. Also, sufficient time was provided for principals to reflect on their leadership styles and behaviors and how they empower their teachers to become more effective. A qualitative thematic process was utilized to both organize and categorize the interview responses to identify and isolate common themes. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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