ERIC Number: EJ1145683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Latina/o School Principals as Instructional Leaders
Niño, Juan Manuel; Hernandez, Frank; Valle, Fernando; McPhetres, Jon
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v11 n1 p4-22 2017
Focusing on the fundamental purpose of schools as student learning, this exploratory study attempts to better understand the role of Latino principals' activities that are centered on the teaching and learning process. Specifically, the authors were interested in comparing the instructional leadership literature (what do instructional leaders do) and analyze the time and tasks that describe how Latino principals spend their time, and then compare these activities to Yosso's (2005) cultural wealth model. Findings from our study revealed how principals create structures to prioritize instructional time by focusing on the relational aspect of the profession. Top activities where Latina/o principals spend most of their time include 33% in classrooms, 25% connecting with students, 23% pushing paperwork, 18% planning, 16% in meetings, 15% teaching training, and 14% in professional development. Additionally, our study highlights barriers for Latino school leaders indicating activities to reduce their time in meetings, student discipline, paperwork, and teacher administrator discipline.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Cultural Influences, Administrator Responsibility, Barriers, Meetings, Discipline, Interpersonal Relationship, Planning, Administrator Characteristics, Women Administrators, Surveys, Essays, Likert Scales
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