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ERIC Number: EJ807384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Socially Focused, Situationally Driven Practice: A Study of Distributed Leadership among School Principals and Counselors
Militello, Matthew; Janson, Chris
Journal of School Leadership, v17 n4 p409-442 Jun 2007
This study investigated how school counselors and principals perceive their professional relationship with each other. Specifically, it used Q methodology to develop 45 statements about the relationship between the school counselor and the principal. Subsequently, 39 professional school counselors and principals sorted the statements. Four factors emerged, each representing a distinct view of this relationship. The factors were analyzed using a distributed leadership framework. Although each factor contains constructive attributes of the school-counselor-principal relationship, one factor contains characteristics closely approximating the distributed leadership framework reflected in the literature and in the current school counselor and administrator professional standards. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Michigan; Ohio