Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)


From can to how: A Qualitative Cross Case Analysis on the Impact a Principal can have on Student Outcomes

Author(s): Goldy Brown III

School leaders can only indirectly impact student outcomes by supporting school teachers. This study provides a qualitative research framework to study the supports principals in high achieving schools provide their teachers. Unlike previous research, this study investigates the principal position through the Perspectives on Learning Environment framework, which targets learning as opposed to leadership. By expanding the application of this perspective to the entire school, data is gathered and reported on two principals in high performing schools to identify how they impact learning school wide.

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