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ERIC Number: EJ1151718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Roles High School Principals Play in Establishing a Successful Character Education Initiative
Francom, Jacob A.
Journal of Character Education, v12 n1 p17-34 2016
Principal leadership is crucial to the success of a high school character education initiative. The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory research was to identify the roles that high school principals play in developing, implementing, and sustaining a high functioning character education program. Data were collected through interviews and evaluation of school documents. The data were analyzed through 3 separate coding procedures: (a) open coding, (b) axial coding, and (c) selective coding. In the analysis of data, it was found that the data could be organized into 6 categories which were labeled as: (a) cultural engineer, (b) plate peddler, (c) collaborative leader, (d) reflective leader, (e) moral leader, and (f) champion. High school principals are key to a successful character education initiative in their schools and this study has outlined the roles that they must utilize to ensure the youth in their schools are best prepared when they graduate. Principals have the power to develop a character education initiative that will have lasting effects on their students, schools, and communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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