The Resource Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district, by George S. Curry, (electronic resource)

Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district, by George S. Curry, (electronic resource)

Label
Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district
Title
Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district
Statement of responsibility
by George S. Curry
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this phenomenological interpretive case study is to develop a thick rich description of leadership behaviors in the fundamental leadership areas of structure and consideration that will assist elementary school principals in reculturing schools. Principal leadership behaviors are defined as behaviors that lead to the ability of a principal to influence, motivate, and enable teachers to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the schools of which they are members. Case studies of three principals of schools located within a Midwest suburban school district were used to investigate the research questions. What leadership behaviors do principals demonstrate that result in being perceived by others as strong in leadership structure for reculturing schools? What leadership behaviors do principals demonstrate that result in being perceived by others as strong in leadership consideration for reculturing schools? Leadership structure describes the extent to which a leader is task oriented and directs staff work activities toward goal achievement. Leadership consideration is the extent to which a principal is sensitive to teachers, respects their ideas and feelings, and establishes mutual trust. Teacher questionnaires, focus groups, principal interviews, internal documents, and observation were utilized for data collection and analysis. Findings supported the conceptual framework and importance of a principal's need to be strong in both leadership structure and consideration. A synthesis of the research revealed four themes and skill sets necessary to be strong in consideration and structure. A principal needs to be (a) a relationship builder, (b) set clear and high expectations, (c) a collaborative leader, and (d) a responsive leader. The study also provides subsets linked to the above leadership skills and behaviors
Additional physical form
Online version of the print edition.
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curry, George S.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Caruthers, Loyce Ellenor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational leadership
  • Elementary school principals
  • Educational change
  • School management and organization
Label
Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district, by George S. Curry, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Typescript
  • Vita
  • Title from "catalog record" of the print edition
  • Description based on contents viewed Aug. 16, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 205-231)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results and discussion -- Are leaders born or made -- Appendix A. Principal's behavior description questionnaire -- Appendix B. Preliminary interview questions -- Appendix C. Sample interview permission
Control code
746902184
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
  • xiv, 232 leaves
  • 1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)746902184
Label
Leadership behaviors of structure and consideration and their importance in reculturing elementary schools in a Midwest suburban school district, by George S. Curry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Typescript
  • Vita
  • Title from "catalog record" of the print edition
  • Description based on contents viewed Aug. 16, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 205-231)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results and discussion -- Are leaders born or made -- Appendix A. Principal's behavior description questionnaire -- Appendix B. Preliminary interview questions -- Appendix C. Sample interview permission
Control code
746902184
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
  • xiv, 232 leaves
  • 1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)746902184

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