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Kelly, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore how the personal and professional experiences of school leaders strengthened or hindered their ability to engage in social justice leadership to advance educational equity and encourage culturally proficient practices in their schools. I employed a descriptive multi-case study and the research was viewed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Kim, Daniel Tae-Min – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts throughout the United States are having difficulty identifying highly qualified leaders to fill principal vacancies. Despite the surplus of candidates holding administrative credentials, many are unwilling to pursue the principalship because of the time demands and stress associated with the position. Additionally, high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Administrator Education, Transformational Leadership
Sheppard, Allison A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study used a case study research design to investigate the knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs of elementary principals regarding whole-grade acceleration for gifted students. The research literature is overwhelmingly positive on student outcomes--academically, socially, and emotionally. However, little research exists on the impact of…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Knowledge Level, Administrator Attitudes
Woodward, Lauren Dawson – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore the characteristics of effective leadership in technology integration for school leaders and staff members in three southeastern, U.S. elementary schools. The theoretical framework that guided this study was based on Spillane's (2005) distributed leadership model and Kouzes and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Elementary Schools
Berry, Christopher L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The state government uses turnaround models to improve chronically low-performing schools. The effectiveness of this intervention is not yet known. There was a need for research to identify the extent to which state regional education agencies and the school units they served aligned school structures and systems health to create a model for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, School Turnaround
Lawson, Debi C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative case study explored parent engagement at two elementary schools in Sacramento. This exploration examined how parents feel about: (1) parent involvement policy and practice, (2) how self-efficacy affects parent engagement, and (3) how the newly adopted Common Core Standards affect parent involvement. Teachers and administration…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Parent Participation
Cantillo-Perilloux, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how leadership approaches can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in elementary schools. In this study, the researcher examined the impact of leadership approaches on the sustainability of the implementation of the Reading Recovery program regarding reading achievement. Early primary school…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Sustainability
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Broome, Candice Johnson – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory single case study was to explore how parents and teachers perceive the influence of socioeconomic status on parental involvement in suburban southern Georgia elementary schools. Two research questions were posed to fulfill the purpose of this study: How do parents perceive the influence of socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation
Tyson, Deonte Rashawn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This multiple case study examined the methods by which school leaders determined and planned teacher professional development, as well as what teachers perceived as their professional development needs and how they believe school leaders take those needs into account. The study took place at two suburban elementary schools (1 traditional public, 1…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Resource Allocation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Egbufor, Dorothy Chukwudumebi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The chief aim of this study was to develop a grounded theory of ethical leadership with school leaders in Southern Nigeria, utilizing a qualitative constructivist paradigm and multiple case study design. There is growing interest in public service of ethics (Barberis, 2001). The study of ethics has been a part of the [school] leadership erudition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Ethics, Leadership Styles
Gomez-Lee, Vanessa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to address the formidable effect that complex trauma has on children and their school success. Trauma impacts a significant number of school-age children and that impact compromises many developmental milestones and events, including learning and school success. This study examined one elementary school that has…
Descriptors: Trauma, Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, School Health Services
Dalieh, Franklin T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In post-conflict Liberia, more students are returning to schools and moving to urban areas resulting in overcrowding and class sizes that surpassed recommended and legally-sanctioned limits. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore educational stakeholders' perceptions of the factors (e.g., organizational leadership, social, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Class Size, Qualitative Research
Mazzoni, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to explore a principal's experiences and how they aligned to Hallinger and Murphy's (1985) effective instructional leadership practices in an era of accountability. This study of effective principal leadership is timely and relevant due to the recent implementation of national and state mandates for principals to…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Case Studies
Banker, Lauren Langer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methodology case study explored one district's attempt to provide teacher leadership training in an effort to increase feelings of empowerment. Empowerment is defined as the degree to which an individual feels capable of influencing his or her work role and context (Spreitzer, 1995) and in the field of education, empowering teachers is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Public Schools
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