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Name: Revealing the Essential Characteristics, Qualities and Behaviours of the High Performing Principal: Experiences of the Jamaican School System
ID: m34881
Language: English (en)
Summary: This study used the qualitative research approach to explore the essential factors which defined the high performing principals in the Jamaican school system. One hundred and twenty five (125) of 999 principals from three types of public schools and six regions were identified by regional directors in consultation with education officers and senior education officers as high performing. Twenty (20) of the principals identified and the six regional directors were interviewed for this phase of study. The analysis of data was focused on placing the factors associated with high performing principals into categories based on the consistent patterns of behaviours, characteristics and abilities which emerged during the interviews conducted. The findings were classified into nine categories: personal philosophy, personal qualities, leadership skills and behaviours, support for student growth and performance, students' academic performance and achievement, staff development and relationship, community development and relationship, relationship with the formal structure, and the enhancement of the physical environment.
Subject: Social Sciences
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Disraeli Hutton (disraeli.hutton@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Disraeli Hutton (disraeli.hutton@gmail.com)
Maintainers: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (tcreigh@vt.edu)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jul 18, 2010 7:40 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 8, 2011 2:53 pm -0600

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Version: 1.4 Mar 8, 2011 2:53 pm -0600 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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