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ERIC Number: EJ1045370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
What Principals Do to Improve Teaching and Learning: Comparing the Use of Informal Classroom Observations in Two School Districts
Ing, Marsha
Journal of School Leadership, v23 n5 p846-864 Sep 2013
Informally observing classrooms is one way that principals can help improve teaching and learning. This study describes the variability of principals' classroom observations across schools and identifies the conditions under which observations relate to the instructional climate in some schools and not others. Data for this study come from two large urban school districts and include survey responses from principals (n = 461) and teachers (n = 16,862) matched to administrative records. There is little variation in the frequency and duration of classroom observations across schools with different student demographic characteristics. There is evidence that classroom observations are not related to the instructional climate unless they are conducted with a focus on instructional improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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