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Fletcher, Jo; Greenwood, Janinka; Grimley, Michael; Parkhill, Faye – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Many studies show that school leadership is a key factor in supporting change within schools, but few have specifically considered the impact leadership has on gains in students' reading outcomes. This article focuses on factors that typify leadership in schools where such gains have been identified and explores the nature and quality of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership
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Larsen, Torill; Samdal, Oddrun – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This qualitative case study reports and interprets school principals' perceptions of their role in implementing and sustaining Second Step, a social skills development programme. The study compares schools that implemented the programme as a formalised strategy for all teachers and those that did not. The results suggest that the key features of…
Descriptors: Principals, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Skill Development