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ERIC Number: ED528591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Instructional Leadership: A Pathway to Teacher Collaboration and Student Achievement
Miller, Robert J.; Goddard, Yvonne L.; Goddard, Roger; Larsen, Ross; Jacob, Robin
Online Submission, Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Convention (New Orleans, LA, Oct 2010)
The purpose of this paper was to test the relationship between principals' instructional leadership and teacher collaboration around instruction to determine whether these measures were statistically related and whether, together, they were associated with academic achievement in elementary schools. Data were obtained from 1605 teachers in 96 elementary schools where principals are participating in a randomized control trial to assess the efficacy of a widely disseminated professional development program for school leaders. Using structural equation modeling, we found a significant direct effect of instructional leadership on teacher collaboration and a significant direct effect of collaboration on student achievement. Also, the indirect effect of leadership on student achievement through teacher collaboration was significant. These findings have implications for practitioners and researchers. An appendix presents: Leadership and Collaboration Factor Scale Measurement Properties. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.) [The research reported here was conducted by the Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC) at Texas A&M University as part of the School Leadership Improvement Study (SLIS).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A