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ERIC Number: EJ1078736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Direction-Setting School Leadership Practices: A Meta-Analytical Review of Evidence about Their Influence
Sun, Jingping; Leithwood, Kenneth
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v26 n4 p499-523 2015
This study reviews evidence about the overall influence of direction-setting leadership practices (DSLPs), 1 of 4 major categories of practices included in a widely known conception of effective leadership (e.g., Leithwood & Louis, 2011) and a focus of many other such conceptions, as well. This study also inquires about how direction-setting practices influence distal organizational outcomes, including student achievement, conceiving of such influence as traveling along (or influencing variables on) 4 "paths." Standard meta-analysis, narrative review, and effect size summation and averaging were applied on 110 studies involved in this review. The findings of this study, as one in a related series of investigations, inform the further development of a model of successful school leadership practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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