Connections between principal leadership orientations and the implementation of professional learning communities
Summers, Kelly H.
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
The primary purpose of this study was to survey certified teachers in large urban secondary schools in Northern Illinois to examine the relationship between different leadership frame orientations and their impact on successful PLC implementation. The study participants were chosen because all teach in secondary schools that have a high at-risk population defined as any secondary school that receives Title 1 funding. Participants completed a survey that asked about their perception of their principal's leadership frame orientation (leadership style) and also their perception of how successful their PLCs were functioning to see if there was a relationship between different leadership orientations and the successful implementation of PLCs. This was predominately a quantitative study with some qualitative questions included to gain a deeper understanding of the teacher's perceptions of their principals.
Ady, William J., "Connections between principal leadership orientations and the implementation of professional learning communities" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1919.
Northern Illinois University
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Advisors: Kelly Summers.||Committee members: Joe Porto; Stephen Tonks.||Includes bibliographical references.