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ERIC Number: EJ1048058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Superintendents' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Newly Hired Principals
Lehman, Lynn E.; Boyland, Lori G.; Sriver, Shawn K.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v9 n2 p91-110 Oct 2014
This study investigates the frequency of research-based leadership strategies utilized by newly hired school principals in the workplace. Public school superintendents in Indiana were asked to respond to two open-ended research questions. Through the use of content analysis, their comments were coded for the occurrence of effective leadership practices. The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards were used as classification categories. The findings revealed that collaboration and skills in instruction, curriculum, and evaluation were the most frequently observed leadership skills. Management skills were identified as the area in greatest need of improvement, especially a noted lack of budgetary skills. The content analysis identified categories of responses in addition to the ELCC standards. Superintendents repeatedly commented on new principals' strong interpersonal skills and suggested that additional years of experience would enhance the principals' development of the most influential leadership skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana