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ERIC Number: EJ1099105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Principals' Learning Mechanisms: Exploring an Emerging Construct
Schechter, Chen; Qadach, Mowafaq
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v15 n2 p141-167 2016
This exploration of principal learning mechanisms (PLM) to support a learning-centered school aimed to develop, field-test, and validate a PLM-measuring instrument. Following exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of items to examine factorial validity, the developed scale was correlated with other work-related established constructs (e.g., principal's instructional leadership, teacher's organizational commitment). Findings revealed that the four-factor model (Storing and retrieving, Receiving, Disseminating, and Analyzing) was the best fit between the empirical results and the conceptual formulation. The PLM may prove an efficient tool for principals to assess how to promote learning in and by the organization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel