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Miller, Robert J.; Rowan, Brian – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
Proponents of school restructuring often promote the purported benefits of professional forms of management that call for staff cooperation and collegiality, teachers' participation in school decision making, and supportive leadership by school principals. A theoretical perspective on organizations known as contingency theory refers to such…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, School Restructuring, Principals
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Rowan, Brian; Denk, Charles E. – American Educational Research Journal, 1984
This study assessed the effects of a change in principals (management succession) on school level basic skills achievement using longitudinal data on 149 San Francisco Bay Area Schools. The findings indicate that changes can affect school achievement, but that leadership effects develop slowly and are conditioned by a schools' socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Administrative Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership