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ERIC Number: EJ1045230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Leading Learning: First-Year Principals' Reflections on Instructional Leadership
O'Doherty, Ann; Ovando, Martha N.
Journal of School Leadership, v23 n3 p533-561 May 2013
This qualitative study examined the instructional leadership perceptions of four first-year principals. Findings illuminate five themes drawn from the data: definitions of instructional leadership, challenges that first-year principals faced, how these principals addressed these challenges, how the novice principals plan to enact their instructional leadership during the second year on the job, and an unexpected theme--perceived insider advantage. This study contributes to a better understanding of the instructional leadership challenges that first-year principals face, and it highlights implications for preparation programs and district initiatives that might contribute to more effective support to novice principals as they enact instructional leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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