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ERIC Number: EJ783892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
A Case Study: Leadership and Its Effect on Achievement of Children from Poverty in a Rural Setting
Horst, Marilyn Dishman; Martin, Barbara N.
Rural Educator, v28 n3 p33-40 Spr 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived effectiveness of leadership in a Missouri rural K-8 school with a high incidence of poverty that consistently met federal and state accountability mandates. The concepts of accountability as measured by student achievement, the unique educational needs of children from poverty, and the challenges of the rural school location were viewed through the lens of leadership. Ten practices of leadership that lead to consistent student achievement were suggested. They include integrity and courage, focus and vision, expectations and data evaluation, resources and empowerment, role modeling, and collaboration. Implications of this study could impact mentoring programs to support beginning and practicing administrators, leadership training in schools of education and state leadership programs, programs and instruction designed for children from poverty, and considerations of the monetary and educational cost of consolidation. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri