ERIC Number: EJ725153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 33
Relationships between Measures of Leadership and School Climate
Kelley, Robert C.; Thornton, Bill; Daugherty, Richard
Education, v126 n1 p17 Fall 2005
Education leadership is possibly the most important single determinant of an effective learning environment. Change leaders must understand procedures and processes that create the conditions necessary for organizational improvement. Building principals must be able to assess and evaluate the impact and perceptions of their leadership styles. Effective school leadership substantially boosts student achievement. School climate, leadership, and quality instruction are frequently associated with effective schools. In this study, the authors investigated the relationships between selected dimensions of leadership and measures of school climate. In addition, principals' perceptions of their own leadership styles were compared with teachers' perceptions of their principals' leadership styles.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment, Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Principals, Role Perception, Participative Decision Making, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Schools, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001