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dc.contributor.supervisor Falkenberg, Eugene Seitz, Paolina University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education 2010-03-16T20:13:33Z 2010-03-16T20:13:33Z 1995
dc.description v, 78 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to construct a tangible description of effective leadership in school administration. Current restructuring initiatives by the Alberta Department of Education seem to require educational leaders with knowledge, skills and attitudes that are different from those of the 70s and 80s. This study attempted to examine the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for effective leadership in today's schools. U sing a case study of one elementary school principal, I attempted to clarify this complex phenomenon of effective leadership. This case study was conducted using ethnographic methods to gather the relevant information. The tools I used were: participant observation and interviewing. The study was expanded to include several perspectives of what it means to be an effective leader in school administration. The superintendent and a trustee, staff members, students and parents of the elementary school were also participants and their perspectives as well as my own were added to the study. The findings of this study indicated seven main characteristics of effective leadership as defined by the participants. They were: 1) shared vision 2) open communication 3) positive interpersonal skills 4) growth-oriented 5) promotes leadership in others 6) shared decision-making 7) servant leader 8) not being afraid to make mistakes 9) having a sense of humor. The research literature was revisited and with the exception of the last two characteristics, the study's findings were found to be congruent with the research literature. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1995 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Leadership -- Case studies en
dc.subject School principals -- Alberta -- Case studies en
dc.title Effective leadership in school administration en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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