Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
Muskie School of Public Service
David L. Silvernail
Student achievement, school culture, teachers' organizational committment, distributed leadership, Maine Department of Education
As schools in Maine, and across the nation, are increasingly held to greater standards of accountability in terms of insuring higher levels of student academic growth and achievement, some schools are improving and some are not. Even beyond the constraints of tightening financial impositions and increasing accountability mandates, some are "defying the odds" and producing positive results. This research study sought to explore and understand the characteristics of principal leadership in improving elementary schools in Maine.
Porter, Brian A., "Exploring Principal Leadership in Improving Elementary Schools" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 125.