A Case Study of School District Level Leaders’ Communication of Expectations and Relationships with School Level Leaders During the Implementation of New Initiatives
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
This qualitative case study of district-level and school-level leaders’ roles in implementing new initiatives explored district-level leaders’ support of principals’ implementation of new school-wide initiatives. The theoretical framework for this study was distributed leadership. Participants included district-level leaders and school principals in secondary schools. Research methods consisted of interviews and observations. Findings of the study included (1) district-level leaders and principals play vital roles but have different perspectives on implementing new district-level initiatives, and (2) district-level leaders and principals understand the importance of communication. These understandings lead to shared leadership that provides more stakeholders with a voice and helps to develop a more inclusive decision-making process, and district-level leaders are focused on having a relationship with principals where principals are supported and valued when principals make critical decisions at their schools.
Jordan, Emma, "" (2022). Dissertation. 952.