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ERIC Number: ED559426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 125
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-0307-4
School Is Your Job: A Case Study on School Leadership and Black Male Achievement
Lee-Currie, Monica
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine and report how four school leaders in a mid-sized, Mid-Atlantic high school created an environment that improved achievement levels, increased graduation rates, and reduced drop-out rates for Black male students. The researcher utilized a qualitative case study design which included published literature, in-depth interviews with each leader, and school data and records to explain the phenomenon of Black male achievement at the high school. The focus of the study was on four school leaders who were administrators during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic school years when the phenomenon occurred. As a result of the study, the findings revealed that the principal's vision and the leadership team's willingness to take trailblazing risks with the curriculum were instrumental in demonstrating increases in achievement and graduation rates for not only the Black male subgroup, but for the entire student population at this high school. Additionally, the results of this study provided a model that can be utilized in other school settings and with other student subgroups. [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: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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