THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL'S INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL'S ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM
The main purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships and differences existed between elementary school teachers' ratings of their respective elementary school principals' instructional leadership and their schools' organizational systems. Furthermore, this study sought to determine whether differences existed between elementary teachers' ratings of their principal's instructional leadership, based upon their ratings of their school's organizational system, in order to determine a hierarchy of instructional leadership activities for principals. Finally, this study sought to determine whether differences existed between the responses of elementary school teachers to their principals' instructional leadership and schools' organizational systems, with respect to the variables of teachers' sex, race, years of experience, and training, their school size and their principals' years of experience.^ One hundred and fifty-two elementary school teachers from nineteen urban schools participated in the study. The teachers, eight from each school, were randomly selected according to three criteria: (1) the school was graded K-8, (2) the principal had functioned within the school for at least two years, and (3) teachers had regular, not special (e.g., music, art, etc.) assignments.^ Principal's instructional leadership was assessed by Patterson's Instructional Leadership Survey, which consisted of ten subscales. A school's organizational system was measured by Likert's Profile of a School, which consisted of eight subdimensions.^ The Pearson-Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation and "t" test for significant differences were utilized to analyze data and calculate relationships and differences among the reported teacher ratings for principals' instructional leadership and their schools' organizational systems.^ Major conclusions reached were: (1) The elementary school teachers in the study reported the level of their principals' instructional leadership associated with all aspects of their schools' organizational systems. . . . (Author's abstract exceeds stipulated maximum length. Discontinued here with permission of author.) UMI ^
CHARLES RAYMOND SMITH,
"THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL'S INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL'S ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM"
(January 1, 1984).
ETD Collection for Fordham University.