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Leading change : the study of a leadership team in transition

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christopher A. Nichols (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Ulrich C. Reitzug

Abstract: "The purpose of this research was to examine a leadership team as they facilitated change at a large urban high school. The research questioned the types of changes the team experienced and how they handled those changes. Furthermore, the research discussed the style of leadership utilized by the team members as they implemented changes at the school. The methodology used for this study included interviewing, observations, document analysis and researcher journaling. The data collection process spanned over the 2005-2006 school year. Measures were taken to ensure the trustworthiness of this study. The data revealed a strong need for leadership while the school was in the midst of change. The multitude of changes created frustration for faculty members at the school. The principal, assistant principals and curriculum coordinator were charged with implementing a new magnet program and raise student achievement at the school. The twist in this story was the fact that the principal and two of the three assistant principals were new to the school. In the end, it was discovered that a plan and vision for change was needed early on in the change process. The leadership team needed a more complete understanding of the changes in order to potentially ease the frustration of the teachers and help with a smoother implementation process."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
leadership, team, change, urban, high school
Subjects
School management and organization--Education (Secondary)--United States
Organizational change--Education (Secondary)
Teams in the workplace--Education (Secondary)
Leadership--Education (Secondary)