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ERIC Number: ED527074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 169
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-4448-8
The Leadership Behaviors of Effective Elementary School Principals
Hawthorne, Mary Jane Golding
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Tennessee State University
The mandates of the federal law "No Child Left Behind," enacted in 2002, have placed tremendous pressure on school principals in this current era of unprecedented accountability. Because of the increasing number of targeted schools, the rigid standards of federal legislation, and the punitive consequences imposed by accountability systems, effective principals are more critical to a school's success than ever before. Principals must employ effective leadership practices throughout their responsibilities to meet these serious challenges. This study examined the elementary school principals in Maury County, Tennessee. Teachers were asked to identify their perceptions of the principal's leadership practices as well as the openness of the climate of their school. Instruments of measurement included the Teacher Perceptions of Leadership Practices survey (TPLP) developed by Dr. Kate Asbill and the Organizational Climate Descriptive Questionnaire for Elementary Schools (OCDQ-RE) developed by Dr. Wayne Hoy. [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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire