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ERIC Number: ED563839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-8194-6
The Effective Behaviors and Practices of Administrators in Urban Charter Schools Relating to Student Achievement
Atwell, Prima N.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to analyze and identify the leadership styles that directly influence student achievement that were used by the school leaders sustaining the schools. A basic qualitative research study was appropriate to acknowledge the leadership style of the principal in demonstrating effective practices that link to the success and sustainability of the school. The information presented in this study will aid administrators in recognizing leadership styles that support effective practices and behaviors within their schools to maximize student success in an urban area. The following research questions guided this study: * R1 What are the effective leadership practices and behaviors of urban charter school administrators in Tennessee? * R2 How is performance data collected and utilized to close the gap in student achievement? * R3 How will the administrators' attitudes or perception about curriculum and instruction affect student achievement? * R4 How do these administrators encourage success within their organizations? The participants completed a panel of experts approved questions adapted from PIMIRS survey tool, which validated the teacher questions in the questionnaire as well as the administrative interview questions. The population of interest was urban charter schools. The sample consisted of administrators and teachers from four charter schools who successfully received charter renewals within a state with new charter school laws. The findings reveal that most of the correlates were prevalent within the participating schools. The level to which each correlate was implemented or visible within each school varied due to the structural differences of each school. Results of this study may provide identification of effective practices and beliefs of charter school administrators that will enhance student achievement within their schools. This study will extend prior research of the effectiveness of overall charter schools in within the state. More research is necessary to strengthen this topic of study. This study has provided an additional insight into the effective practices and behaviors of administrators of urban charter schools in relation to student achievement. [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 - Location: Tennessee