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Leithwood, Kenneth; Strauss, Tiiu; Anderson, Stephen E. – Journal of School Leadership, 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…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Principals, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Riedlinger, Brian; Bauer, Scott; Jantzi, Doris – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Demonstrating the contribution of leadership development programs to student learning has become a problem of considerable recent interest to both school reformers and those attempting to improve how school leaders are prepared. This article describes an innovative approach to improving school leadership developed by the Greater New Orleans School…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Leithwood, Kenneth – Journal of School Leadership, 1995
Describes the contributions cognitive perspectives can make to the study and practice of school leadership. These include redefining the meaning of effective leadership, changing the understanding of the knowledge base for effective leadership, and reforming the means for developing effective school leadership. Efforts to progress with each are…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Change, Educational Theories
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Leithwood, Kenneth; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1996
Describes results of a study examining the nature and consequences of 11 university-sponsored school-leadership preparation programs from graduates' and teacher colleagues' viewpoints. Survey results suggest that these programs contributed significantly to leadership as actually practiced in schools and that constructivist instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education