Dr. Melissa Poloncic

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Title Principals Matter: Perceptions of Principals on School Leadership
Author Poloncic, Melissa Joy
School The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Degree EdD
Date 2016
Adviser Isernhagen, Jody
Pages 84
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Abstract Leadership has long been studied in education. The correlation between effective schools and quality leadership has been linked in research. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of secondary school principals in leadership. Using a phenomenological approach, school principals were asked in an interview to describe the essence of effective leadership through their experiences as a secondary school principal based on their self-perceptions and needs in continuous learning as a leader. Authentic insight from the perspectives of secondary principals defined experiences that influenced them most, the essential elements of effective leaders, and the perceived needs of secondary school principals in continuously developing as a leader.
 
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