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ERIC Number: ED525888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 85
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-0738-5
The Impact of a District System of Differentiated Autonomy on Leadership, Instruction and School-Based Reform in Elementary Schools
Mondale, Tina
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, George Fox University
This quantitative analysis of existing data explored the effect of school level autonomy on teacher perceptions of influence, improvement of instruction, shared leadership, and professional development using data from a biannual survey of Chicago elementary level public school teachers to answer the following questions: Is there a difference between perceptions on the degree of influence and improvement of instruction, shared leadership and professional development? What is the relationship between the participation of schools in the Autonomous Management Performance Schools (AMPS) initiative and perceptions on degree of influence, improvement of instruction, shared leadership and professional development? Responses from teachers participating in AMPS initiative were compared to those of schools outside that initiative. According to the participants surveyed in this study, there was a significant link between schools participating in an autonomous school model and higher levels of collaborative school practices such as teacher influence, shared leadership and focus on instructional improvement. The study also suggested that a district organizational model that supported building level participation in instructional and budgetary decisions resulted in higher levels of instructional focus and shared leadership. [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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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois