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ERIC Number: ED566578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 123
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-6252-3
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Exploration of the Professional Development Needs of New York City High School Principals with Less than 5 Years Experience
Berman, Margaret Lacey
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Sage Graduate School
This grounded theory study was conducted to explore the professional development needs of New York City high school principals with less than five years' experience based on the McREL balanced leadership framework. The purpose of this research is to answer the three research questions below in hopes of contributing to the field. The research for this qualitative study took place over the course of three months. Twelve New York City high school principals with less than five years experience were interviewed. The principals came from the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. The data gathered from each principal interview was used to answer the research questions. The research questions that guided the research were: 1. What do New York City high school principals think they need in the area of professional development? 2. What professional development opportunities are being offered by the New York City Department of Education? How do these offerings meet their professional needs? 3. What professional development opportunities are being offered by the principals' network? How do these offerings meet their professional development needs? The key findings provide the data for the recommendations and conclusions of this study. Research question one has eight key findings. There are four key findings for research questions two and three for research question three. The conclusions include the importance of professional development for novice principals and the potential benefits of aligning principal practice with the McREL balanced leadership framework. Key terms, Professional Development, Traditional Path to the Principalship, Assistant Principal, Network, Cohort, McRel Balanced Leadership Framework. Acknowledgements. [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.]
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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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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)