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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.

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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
    Creators/Authors:
    CreatorsEmailORCID
    Lachowicz, Josephjoseph.lachowicz@aiu3.net
    ETD Committee:
    ETD Committee TypeCommittee MemberEmailORCID
    Committee ChairWerlinich, Josephjwerlini@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberMcClure, Maureenmmcclure@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberHughes, Seanshughes@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberBickel, Williambickel@pitt.edu
    Title: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE PRACTICES OF SUPERINTENDENTS IN DEVELOPING THEIR ADMINISTRATORS AS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS
    Status: Unpublished
    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.
    Date: 01 June 2011
    Date Type: Completion
    Defense Date: 24 February 2011
    Approval Date: 01 June 2011
    Submission Date: 12 April 2011
    Access Restriction: No restriction; The work is available for access worldwide immediately.
    Patent pending: No
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
    Refereed: Yes
    Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
    URN: etd-04122011-153158
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Collegial Teams; Licensure Programs; Principal Recruitment; Staff Development
    Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 14:36
    Last Modified: 01 May 2012 15:59
    Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-04122011-153158/, etd-04122011-153158

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