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Examining One Principal's Leadership Processes and Procedures Used to Implement Educational Change in a Failing Middle School

Title: Examining One Principal's Leadership Processes and Procedures Used to Implement Educational Change in a Failing Middle School: A Case Study.
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Name(s): Darling, Delmae Delores, author
Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala, professor directing dissertation
Mason, Patrick L., university representative
Herrington, Carolyn D., committee member
Schwartz, Robert A., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (137 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: ABSTRACT This case study explored the leadership processes and procedures one principal and her administrative team used to implement planned educational change at North Valley Middle School, a pseudonym given to a predominately African American populated middle school located in north-western Florida. Through the use of qualitative methods a purposeful sample of one school was selected and interviewed extensively. The study revealed themes that emerged from analysis of interview transcripts. These transcripts were used to explain, illustrate, and describe one principal's leadership path, processes and decision-making to implement educational change. In this study, I sought to develop and test a theoretical model for assisting educational leaders to devise a logical and systematic approach to reform schools. Specifically, I investigated a process and illustrated a leadership procedure that one principal used to implement planned educational change in a predominately African American populated middle school as suggested from a literature review. Those components were identified within five areas in the literature: (a) the Florida School Grading System, (b) leadership, (c) turnaround schools, (d) closing the achievement gap, and (e) planned educational change.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-9587 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: July 13, 2015.
Keywords: Educational Leadership, Failing Middle School, Leadership, Leadership Process
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jeffrey Milligan, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patrick Mason, University Representative; Carolyn Herrington, Committee Member; Robert A. Schwartz, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational leadership
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-9587
Owner Institution: FSU

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Darling, D. D. (2015). Examining One Principal's Leadership Processes and Procedures Used to Implement Educational Change in a Failing Middle School: A Case Study. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-9587