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ERIC Number: ED561415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 130
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-0083-4
Improving Instructional Leadership Behaviors of School Principals by Means of Implementing Time Management Training Sessions
Su, Yu
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 increases school accountability and requires educators to improve student academic outcomes using evidence-based practice. One factor that contributes to desirable school outcomes is principals' instructional leadership behaviors. Principals who allocate more time to instructional leadership behaviors are more likely to have a positive impact on student learning. The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a time management intervention on instructional leadership behaviors of school principals. Based on my literature review, I found that several time management techniques may help leaders manage their time effectively, including delegating, scheduling, prioritizing, planning, setting goals, saying no, and handling interruptions. In this training, I taught three principals how to increase their time allocated to instructional leadership behaviors using these techniques. I measured the proportion of time the participants allocated to the instructional leadership behaviors during the baseline and intervention. In the context of a multiprobe multiple-baseline across participants design, I found that all three participants increased their time allocated to the instructional leadership behaviors after the training. This study experimentally validated a training program that may contribute to the positive school outcomes. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001