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dc.contributor.author Vidal-Butler, Stacey Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-11T23:26:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-11T23:26:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/198828 en
dc.description.abstract The role of the school principal is demanding in a variety of ways. School principals are faced with the daily challenge of balancing their roles of site manager and instructional leader. This study examined and identified the knowledge and learning opportunities school principals rely upon to lead schools, particularly those that lead schools with bilingual programs. This was a mixed-methods study, which included both interviews and an online survey. Findings included strong familiarity of principals in regards to working with ELL and bilingual populations. In addition, school principals placed a strong emphasis on providing bilingual programs to foster student achievement. However, very little professional growth opportunities, centered on bilingual programs, were available to school principals. Most principals relied heavily on knowledge that came from past professional experience, networking, and self-initiated opportunities for professional growth. Future efforts to maximize student learning need to begin with the learning of the school principals. School principals must learn and experience the content through professional development that models best practices, particularly practices necessary to lead linguistic communities.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent x ; 75 p.
dc.subject.lcsh School principals -- Training of
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Bilingual
dc.subject.lcsh Educational leadership
dc.title Knowledge and Professional Development for Principals Leading Linguistic Communities in Schools
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.updated 2017-12-11T23:26:02Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.contributor.primaryAdvisor Arriaza, Dr. Gilberto
thesis.degree.name Doctorate in Education
thesis.degree.name Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice
dc.contributor.committeemember Hayes, Dr. Kathryn
dc.contributor.committeemember Brooke-Garza, Dr. Elizabeth


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