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ERIC Number: ED527361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 183
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0446-1
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Experiences of Principals Leading Schools Noted for African American Male Achievement
Stuberfield, Ted H.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of principals leading schools noted for African American male achievement and examine the factors that led them to successful educational outcomes for this group of students. The research design is a phenomenological study that utilizes narrative inquiry through structured interviews and data collection from six participants who currently serve or formerly served as the principal of a school with an African American population of 85% or higher. The participants revealed their experiences and beliefs concerning African American male achievement by sharing their perspective. The comparative journaling process used in phenomenological studies indicated common themes associated with principal leadership and student achievement for African American males. The findings from this study suggested that African American male student achievement could be impacted by principals who emphasized high expectations, empowered students, staff, parents, and community members, possessed the ability to facilitate a school environment where students felt safe and believed in their ability to achieve, used effective strategies and initiatives that complimented learning, and practiced culturally proficient 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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Language: English
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