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ERIC Number: ED533616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 136
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-6735-9
Effective School Board Leadership and Governance: The Impact of Training and Continuous Education on Self-Perceptions of Board Competency
Adamson, Michael Taylor
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana Wesleyan University
School board training is promoted throughout the United States as a means whereby school board member can become more effective in the performance of their roles and responsibilities. This study examines whether correlations exist school board members participation in training or continuous education and their overall perceptions of effectiveness in governance and leadership. Participants from three, contiguous mid-west states were randomly selected to participate, totaling 232 participants from 75, P-12 school boards. The results of this quantitative research, using Pearson "r" correlations with a p less than 0.05 for a 95% confidence interval, reveals correlations between a school board's aggregate training and the performance of individual school board members who completed a validated self-assessment instrument measuring perceptions of performance in six dimensional competencies of leadership and governance, contextual, educational, interpersonal, analytical, political, and strategic. Additionally, state comparisons of individual participant correlations are provided, using One-way ANOVA and Tukey "HSD" statistical comparisons. The research results indicate positive correlations between board members' perceptions of performance in specific competencies measured by the validated self-assessment instrument and the aggregate training of their respective boards. [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 Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States