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dc.contributor.supervisor Wiens, John R. (Education) en
dc.contributor.author Heilmann, Michael Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2006-04-04T15:42:58Z
dc.date.available 2006-04-04T15:42:58Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-04T15:42:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/234
dc.description.abstract Principals are required to continuously exercise their discretion on a variety of matters that affect schools, teachers, children and communities. In spite of this reality, not much study has been done in this area of the principal’s job. In this study I examine discretionary decision-making in areas of discipline, budgets and staff management. I found that principals seek to balance the needs of their students against defensibility of their actions within the context of seemingly conflicting school board policies, school policies and superintendents expectations. I present a new conceptual model for discretion and a call for careful policy writing, increased understanding of discretion by administrators and further studies which would include the perspectives of those affected by principals’ decisions. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject discretion en
dc.subject decision en
dc.subject principal en
dc.subject administration en
dc.subject education en
dc.subject school en
dc.subject discipline en
dc.subject budget en
dc.subject judgement en
dc.subject defensibility en
dc.subject making en
dc.title Principals' perspectives on discretion and decision making en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hall, Mary (Education) Kanu, Yatta (Education) Lutfiyya, Zana (Education) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note May 2006 en


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