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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Educational Administration and Leadership
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The purpose of this research study was to investigate instructional leadership in the area of reading at the elementary school level. Specifically, this study investigated elementary principals as instructional leaders in reading, In order to determine if elementary principals were perceived as instructional leaders in reading, teachers were asked to provide their perceptions of their principals in this area. This study also examined the relationship of teachers' perceptions of their principals as instructional leaders in the area of reading and student reading test scores. The study was conducted in San Joaquin County in California. The researcher developed a survey instrument entitled, Principals Leadership Reading Inventory, which consisted of 30 questions. Surveys were distributed to elementary school teachers from randomly selected schools within San Joaquin County. The teachers' responses to the survey provided the researcher with their perceptions of their principals as instructional leaders in the area of reading. Additionally, school reading test scores for each school site participating in the study were obtained and used in part of the data analysis. This study found that instructional leadership in the area of reading had specific behavioral descriptors, identifiable characteristics, and positively related to the leadership subscales of encouraging, enabling, inspiring, and challenging. This study did not find that based on teachers' perceptions a principal's leadership in the area of reading significantly correlated to the reading test scores at the school site.
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Brownell, Cindy Cheree. (2001). Teachers' perceptions of elementary school principals as instructional leaders in reading. University of the Pacific, Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2560
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