Date of Award

8-1-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Educational Administration and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Lolita A. Tabron, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Susan Korach

Third Advisor

Erin Anderson

Fourth Advisor

Douglas Allen

Keywords

GIS, Geographic information system, Principal turnover, Suburban, Urban

Abstract

Research indicates that principals leave their school on average every three years. Additional research is needed to understand factors that are related to principal turnover. In this study I used geographic information systems to examine the geospatial variance between school characteristics, student achievement, and principal turnover in the Denver metropolitan area. I found that principal turnover is an issue in both urban and suburban areas, with suburban areas in the Denver metropolitan area experiencing similar trends in principal turnover. In this study I also highlight the importance of understanding local context when examining principal turnover patterns.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Lorna O. Beckett

File size

96 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Educational leadership

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