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ERIC Number: EJ922343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Leadership Effects on Student Achievement and Sustained School Success
Jacobson, Stephen
International Journal of Educational Management, v25 n1 p33-44 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of leadership on student achievement and sustained school success, especially in challenging, high-poverty schools. Design/methodology/approach: The paper combines a review of the leadership literature with findings drawn from longitudinal studies of the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). Findings: Direction setting, developing people and redesigning the organization were practices common to successful principals in all contexts, including those in challenging, high-poverty schools. How these practices manifested varied in relation to national context and tradition. Distributed teacher leadership and professional self-renewal emerged as processes central to sustaining success, and, in at least one US case, a change in organizational governance was necessary to allow these processes to continue over time. Originality/value: The paper adds to the literature on leadership effects on student achievement and sustaining school success, especially in challenging high-poverty schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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