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ERIC Number: ED521137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 82
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-1440-8
What Would a Leader Do? A Self-Study Examining How Building Capacity Impacts Others
Brown, LaKimbre
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Mills College
The purpose of this self-study was to document and analyze principal actions and their impact on the school culture. This study was a systemic manner to gather data that can lead to changes in administrator practice. The rationale for this study is driven from a desire to understand the impact of a positive principal disposition on school morale. It also examines the impact of administrative practices centered around developing teacher leadership. The purpose of this study is to help current and future administrators, teachers, and teacher leaders gain insight into the struggles and celebrations that accompany shifting a school's culture. The research methodology used in this study to gather data was based on daily principal journals that were kept over a six-month time span. The journal entries were reviewed for trends and common themes around leadership decisions and the impact they had on the school culture. The journals were then coded into four main categories. After analysis of the journals three theme areas emerged. Those themes were relationship management, social awareness and self-awareness. The implications from those finding were: (1) Principals need to build relationships; (2) Principals need to develop people; and (3) Principals need to understand the organization and the ins and outs of the school. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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