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Active Followership: An Essential Component of the Teacher-Principal Relationship

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dc.contributor.author Ammon, Robert Darwin Nigel
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-04T18:09:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-04T18:09:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4906
dc.description.abstract Arguably, the leadership demonstrated by a school principal determines the success of an educational organization, a school. This viewpoint, grounded in literature, maintains that the role of a leader (school principal) determines the effectiveness of followers (teachers). While accurate, this premise does not consider the role of followers to influence the significance of the leader. Therefore, it is appropriate to examine the teacher-principal relationship from the perspective of the follower. Specifically, what motivates teachers to follow a school principal? A qualitative research design was employed; data collection consisted of interviews, a questionnaire and survey, where a limited number of semi-structured open-ended questions were posited. Conclusively, the study identified an exemplary followership style as predominant among participants (followers), and several specific and general professional qualities and personal characteristics, expected and modeled by principals (leaders). Collectively, style, criteria, and rationale established that active followership is an essential component of the teacher-principal relationship. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Active Followership en_US
dc.subject Teacher en_US
dc.subject Principal en_US
dc.subject Relationships en_US
dc.title Active Followership: An Essential Component of the Teacher-Principal Relationship en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Crippen, Carolyn L.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0525 en_US


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