Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Educational Administration and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Kent Seidel

Keywords

21st century leadership, anti-racist leadership, leadership, transformational leadership

Abstract

The national crisis of the academic achievement gap is one of the most impactful phenomena for the nations' public schools. This study used a phenomenological qualitative research design to capture the essence and perceptions of building principals' experiences related to principles of anti-racist leadership training. The researcher interviewed ten principals who had provided numerous questions in an interview format, to gain insight into the attitudes, beliefs, and leadership practices as they relate to the eradication of the achievement gap at their respective sites. The researcher conducted ten, in-depth, interviews with specific questions related to the achievement gap. All of the principals' are employed in the Meadow Grove School District boundary area in an affluent residential suburb outside of southeast Denver, Colorado. Each Principal received an initial ninety-minute interview and a follow-up phone call. The ten identified principals' were from varied racial and cultural backgrounds.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

JOHN GREGORY KENNEDY

File size

188 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Educational leadership, Educational administration, Education policy

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