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ERIC Number: EJ780011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Making a Difference in Challenging, High-Poverty Schools: Successful Principals in the USA, England, and Australia
Ylimaki, Rose M.; Jacobson, Stephen L.; Drysdale, Lawrie
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v18 n4 p361-381 Dec 2007
This article draws on findings from a larger international study and the literature to examine successful principals of challenging high-poverty schools in the USA, England, and Australia. Specifically, this article reports case-study findings for 13 challenging schools, 4 each in the USA and Australia and 5 in England. Findings from this study indicate that successful principals used similar leadership practices and traits to make a difference and improve student performance in very challenging schools. These findings extend previous research conducted in single-nation contexts. The presentation of findings also considers differences in the role of the principal, the school context, and larger national policies. The article concludes with implications for leadership training and future research. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England); United States