Date of Award

Spring 3-6-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Department

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Advisor

Daniel Gutmore, Ph.D

Committee Member

Christopher H. Tienken, Ed.D

Committee Member

Gina Villani, Ed.D

Keywords

instructional leader, principal leadership, principal walk-through, qualitative study, reflective conversation

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the principal's perspective of the efficacy of the principal walk-through as a tool to improve and gather formative feedback about teaching. Principals from selected schools in one district were interviewed to further clarify their feelings and provide insight into how they engaged in the process. The findings suggest that the principals in this study have adapted the classroom walk-through to meet the current requirements of an instructional leader.

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