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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE PRACTICES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN DEVELOPING THEIR ADMINISTRATORS AS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS

Lachowicz, Joseph (2011) A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE PRACTICES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN DEVELOPING THEIR ADMINISTRATORS AS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the influence of superintendents in developing their administrators as instructional leaders. This study will examine the practices of school districts that have demonstrated success on the Pennsylvania School System Assessment results in which students consistently scored proficient on their assessments. The assessment results in combination with the percentage of students in the district eligible for free and reduced lunch was the determining factors of which districts were chosen for this research study. The researcher will examine the practices and opportunities provided to administrators that develops their instructional leadership skills. The purpose is to determine if common themes exist, such as staff development, embedded activities and authentic learning, to name a few, that support administrators in being instructional leaders. The research will provide the effective practices demonstrated by school districts that support instructional leadership. Improving teaching and learning is a major responsibility of leaders in our schools. Therefore, this research study will provide the strategies implemented by superintendents in developing the practices to support administrators in becoming instructional leaders in their building.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lachowicz, Josephjoseph.lachowicz@aiu3.netjoseph.lachowicz@aiu3.net
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWerlinich, Josephjwerlini@pitt.edujwerlini@pitt.edu
Committee MemberMcClure, Maureenmmcclure@pitt.edummcclure@pitt.edu
Committee MemberHughes, Seanshughes@pitt.edushughes@pitt.edu
Committee MemberBickel, Williambickel@pitt.edubickel@pitt.edu
Date: 1 June 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 24 February 2011
Approval Date: 1 June 2011
Submission Date: 12 April 2011
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collegial Teams; Licensure Programs; Principal Recruitment; Staff Development
Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-04122011-153158/, etd-04122011-153158
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:36
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 19:59
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7080

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