NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED547760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 209
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-8343-0
ISSN: N/A
The Initial and Sustaining Leadership Actions Taken by the Transformational Leadership Group in the Development of the "Dallas Achieves!" Transformational Theory of Action Framework
Ponce, James Joseph
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin
Given the prominence of the transformational theory of action in major urban educational reform efforts, this study intends to describe and analyze the initial and sustaining leadership actions taken by the superintendent and his leadership team, the board of trustees and the "Dallas Achieves!" Commission in the development of the "Dallas Achieves!" transformational theory of action framework. Specifically, this study seeks to encourage the research community to discover, understand, and gain insight concerning the "Dallas Achieves!" transformational theory of action. The study utilized the constructs of Bolman and Deal's (2003) "Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership" four frames for "making sense" of organizations as the analytical tool for the description of initial and sustaining leadership actions taken to develop the "Dallas Achieves!" transformational theory of action framework. This analytical framework guided the data collection, categorization, and emergent themes. The answers to the research questions posed in this study emanated from the analysis of the data. The findings indicate the superintendent and his leadership team, the board of trustees, and the "Dallas Achieves!" Commission utilized specific leadership actions in the development of the "Dallas Achieves!" transformational theory of action framework. Ultimately, the findings of this study provide information for researchers and those who design, enact and implement transformational theories of action. [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.]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas