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ERIC Number: ED556082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 280
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-4220-6
Leadership Responsibilities Associated with the Academic Achievement of At-Risk Students: A Study of the Perspectives of National Distinguished Elementary School Principals in an Era of Ubiquitous Educational Accountability
Tonuzi, Mirvetk
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
There is a growing body of research documenting the effects of leadership on student learning. "Good schools" are headed by principals that have vision and act on that vision. A case can easily be made that quality leadership in schools is vital to the effectiveness of a school. This study, which replicates Valenti's 2010 work, is undergirded by a framework advanced by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). McRel identified twenty-one categories of specific behaviors relating to principal leadership that have a statistically significant relationship with student achievement. Valenti's (2010) work explored the perspectives of national "distinguished" elementary school principals recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the Department of Education, as they relate specifically to the academic achievement of elementary students while meeting accountability measures. It is important to note that in both Valenti's study and this study's research, the perspectives of National Distinguished principals have been solicited, given that these principals have been recognized for making superior contributions to their schools and communities, including setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, and lifelong learning. This study differs from Valenti's by specifically addressing the at-risk elementary school student. This population warrants greater exploration given that they comprise a growing portion of school enrollments, and their poor educational performance has significant consequences, not only for themselves, but for the economy and society-at-large. [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
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Language: English
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