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Trusting leadership: Developing effective schools


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Abstract (summary)

This action research plan focuses on my leadership ability to build trusting relationships in a school organization. During the research process, I delved into my own leadership characteristics and found that my leadership derived from democratic, transformational, and feminist leadership styles.

Four action plan cycles were implemented and engaged my school organization into the four areas of Senge's (1999) organizational learning cycle. The organizational learning cycle changed the way in which information was shared and disseminated throughout the organization.

As a democratic and transformational leader, I enacted change and shared leadership through various school-wide projects which resulted in the development and enhancement of trusting relationships within the organization. This study investigated whether building trusting relationships between leaders and teachers led to an effective school. Although there are many factors involved in determining the effectiveness of schools, building trusting relationships is one important factor. Brewster & Railsback (2003), confirms the importance of relationships when they stated that, "Relationships among teachers and principals in particular, are being held out as important indicators of a school's readiness for reform and ability to sustain it." Study findings reveal that trust is a factor to the implementation of effective school programs, initiative, and building collaboration within an organization.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Leadership;
Curriculum development;
Action research;
Organizations
Classification
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Effective schools; Leadership; Trusting
Title
Trusting leadership: Developing effective schools
Author
Moore, Robin Larraine
Number of pages
170
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1419
Source
DAI-A 69/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549557692
Advisor
Doolittle, Gini
Committee member
Campbell, Robert; Sherry, John
University/institution
Rowan University
Department
Educational Leadership
University location
United States -- New Jersey
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3307277
ProQuest document ID
304826542
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304826542
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