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Iowa State University

Education (Curriculum and instructional technology)

Elementary Education and Teaching

1996

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Defining Relationships Between Perceived Leader Authenticity, Staff Authenticity And Instructional Leadership In Urban Elementary Schools , Deborah Jean Gettys Jan 1996

Defining Relationships Between Perceived Leader Authenticity, Staff Authenticity And Instructional Leadership In Urban Elementary Schools , Deborah Jean Gettys

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on the role of the elementary principal as the building's instructional leader and the teachers' perception of that role as it relates to a curriculum adoption. The Des Moines Independent Community School District of Des Moines, IA approved a districtwide elementary mathematics curriculum, based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards (1989). The adoption represented a major shift in philosophy and approach from past district curricula. Initiatives were launched for staff development, teacher support and parent communication. These district efforts took place in a formal organizational structure of site-based management through shared decision-making (SBM ...