Successful leadership characteristics of elementary school leaders and the impact on consecutive student achievement, 2013

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Successful leadership characteristics of elementary school leaders and the impact on consecutive student achievement, 2013
Creator:
Wilson, Deborah
Contributor to Resource:
Turner, Trevor
Hill, Barbara
Norman, Moses
Date of Original:
2013-12-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Date of Degree: 2013
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Education, Educational Leadership
This dissertation provides important research for aspiring and current administrators. It provides data on select leadership characteristics and the impact on student achievement. The problem was inconsistent student achievement in select elementary schools of the local education agency. The Local Education Agency (LEA) selected for the study has a total of 81 elementary schools. During the 2010 and 2011 school years, 41 elementary schools achieved adequate yearly progress. The challenge in the LEA is the creation of sustained student achievement across all elementary schools. The purpose of the study was to examine if there was a significant relationship between student achievement and select leadership characteristics at the elementary school level. The researcher chose a mixed method design to explore student achievement and select leadership characteristics. Mixed method was the chosen design because it combined the strength of both the quantitative and qualitative method. Data revealed that school climate, instructional supervision, leadership style, structured operational environment, teacher recognition, teacher training, team collaboration, shared leadership and decision making, and school encouragement of parental engagement had a significant relationship with student achievement. This is significant for all educational leaders as we strive for positive student achievement for schools in the 21 st century.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2013_wilson_deborah
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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