Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
distributed instructional leadership; assistant principals; distributed leadership; instructional leadership
This study examined the role of instructional assistant principals in distributed instructional leadership in three middle schools in a large urban school district. Using the leadership functions in Hallinger’s (2011) framework of instructional leadership, the distribution of instructional leadership functions were examined. Interviews, document analysis, and an observation determined that the assistant principal in only one out of three cases was engaging in distributed instructional leadership. One was named an instructional assistant principal and functioned as an operations manager and the third was called a “lead” assistant principal and also spent most of his time on operational/management functions. Conclusions and implications for practice and future research were also discussed.
Howard, Jimica Claudette, "Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district." (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2480.