Exploring school leadership's effects on teachers and students: A project based on national and international data

Educational Administration
Faculty Advisor
Jiangang Xia
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It is claimed that school leadership matters, while
the evidence is very limited. Some studies examined school leadership and
found that it has an indirect influence on student learning through
leaders’ influence on staff motivation and commitment (Leithwood, Harris, &
Hopkins, 2008). This project tries to explore school leadership's direct
influences on teacher and student outcomes. To achieve the goals, the
advanced statistical modeling method will be applied to national and
international data (e.g., National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) data
and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data). By
participating in this project, the UCARE student researchers will receive
trainings including literature review of theory and current studies, data
preparation, and proposal development. Students who has strong interest in
educational leadership theory, policy, and quantitative research are welcome
to apply.

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