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dc.contributor.advisorMacGregor, Cynthia J. (Cynthia Jane), 1962-eng
dc.contributor.authorAndrus, Margaret Janelle, 1966-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 18, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Over the past 20 years, public attention has been more focused on school accountability in the United States. There is widespread concern about the disparity in educational opportunities among children from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. With these ever-changing educational reforms, the significance of effective school leadership has become a focal point of many districts. As schools are increasing in their percentages of students receiving free or reduced meals, administrators are feeling the pressure to make substantive changes. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate the phenomena between leadership behavior styles and student achievement in a high poverty, high achieving school. Providing high quality educational opportunities throughout the school requires the right combination of leadership, environment, and community to allow teaching and learning to occur. Qualitative data included in this study was gathered through focus groups, questionnaires, interviews with the principal, direct observations, and school documents. Analysis of the data led to the researcher identifying themes that include a clear understanding of culture, effective communication, shared decision making, collaboration, initiating change, and assessment. Understanding these elements will help a leader to implement effective change. Through the creation of a common vision and mission, the organization will be able to move forward.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb69061737eng
dc.identifier.oclc402781818eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6063
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6063eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshUnited Stateseng
dc.subject.lcshLeadershipeng
dc.subject.lcshPovertyeng
dc.subject.lcshPublic schoolseng
dc.titleA case study of leadership behaviors in a high poverty successful schooleng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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