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ERIC Number: EJ833669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
District Contributions to School Leaders' Sense of Efficacy: A Qualitative Analysis
Leithwood, Kenneth; Strauss, Tiiu; Anderson, Stephen E.
Journal of School Leadership, v17 n6 p735-770 Nov 2007
This study, based on interviews with 31 principals, was undertaken in response to quantitative evidence from a larger mixed-methods project that found school leaders' collective efficacy to be a crucial link joining district leadership and conditions to school conditions and student learning. Results of this study suggest that districts contribute to building-level leaders' sense of efficacy by establishing clear, widely shared purposes; awarding priority to the improvement of instruction; and ensuring that teachers and administrators have access to appropriate amounts of meaningful professional development aimed at developing the capacities needed to achieve the shared purposes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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