Title: Measuring the Learning-Centered Leadership Expertise of School Principals
Author: Goldring, Ellen; Huff, Jason; Spillane, James P.; Barnes, Carol
Publication Information: Leadership and Policy in Schools, v8 n2 p197-228
Abstract: The purpose of this research study was to measure learning-centered leadership expertise among school principals to further understand how leadership impacts school quality. The study used quantitative analysis methodology from self-report surveys of both principals and teachers on the effectiveness of the principals' leadership; it also used scenarios/vignettes. Surveys and vignette responses were coded for quantitative analysis. The study found that there was a significant difference between how the principals and teachers reported the leadership effectiveness and how the principals performed on the vignette. The study's major conclusion was that a great deal of work is still needed in defining how to evaluate principal leadership expertise.