Implementing the vision of the high school principal

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jean B. Tillman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Charles M. Achilles

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify the characterisitics, behaviors, and strategies used by three North Carolina principals in the implementation of their visions of the effective high school. The selected population was composed of those schools nominated by North Carolina for recognition by the 1988-1989 Secondary Schools Recognition Program (SSRP). This descriptive, ex post facto study of three one-shot case studies used content analysis of the SSRP nomination form as a foundation. This analysis was supplemented by data from the School Climate and Context Inventory (SCCI), three on-site visits to each school for the purpose of interviewing school community members and observing the principal in action within that community. All data were analyzed in light of information gleaned from a review of the literature related to effective high schools, the role of the principal, vision, change, and exemplary schools. The study data identified 45 characteristics, behaviors, or strategies used by the selected principals in implementing their visions of the effective high schools. Six conclusions were drawn for use by principals in implementing their visions for their high schools.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
High school principals $z North Carolina $v Case studies
High school principals $z North Carolina
High schools $z North Carolina $x Administration

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