Principal perceived preparedness to lead the implementation of the common core

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William Hoffman (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-perceptions of North Carolina principals regarding their preparedness to lead the implementation of the Common Core Standards in their schools. Specifically, this study was designed to determine the following: (a) how do principals from across North Carolina perceive their efficacy for leading the implementation of the Common Core Standards? (b) what are the factors related to principal perceptions of self-efficacy for leading the implementation of the Common Core Standards? The design of this study followed closely the design of Keith (2008) when she conducted a similar survey of Virginia principals as to their desire for professional development in meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Each North Carolina principal was surveyed on a voluntary basis and all principals who responded were included in the study. The major finding of the study was that in the survey’s 26 efficacy statements significant relationships were found between demographic question 10: Number of hours of training in Common Core (Instruction, Pedagogy, Revised Blooms Taxonomy) and 23 of the efficacy statements (See Appendix A). When statements of efficacy were ranked, principals said that efficacy statement 26, Satisfaction with Common Core training I have received from outside of my district, represented an area of least efficacy. Furthermore, support received from district office regarding financial support, professional development, response to concerns, Common Core training and communication were all areas that ranked low for principals with regard to support from their district offices.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
Common Core Standards, District Support for Principals, Efficacy, Principal Preparedness
School principals -- North Carolina -- Attitudes
Curriculum change -- North Carolina -- Evaluation
Education -- Curricula -- North Carolina

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