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A Case Study of Two Rural Secondary Schools in New Mexico: Perspectives on Leadership

Abstract ABSTRACT The present study was designed to examine factors that led to the academic success of two rural secondary schools in New Mexico. The primary focus was on the characteristics and behaviors of leaders in two high-achieving rural schools and how these factors might have contributed to achievement of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in school year 2009-10. The secondary focus of the study concentrated on the characteristics of the rural environment of the schools and what role, if any, school location might have contributed to AYP. Of the approximately 820 public schools in New Mexico, 42 (30%) of secondary schools designated as "rural" achieved AYP in 2009-10. 2 of the 42 secondary schools, were selected for the study. Tara Hi... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Iron Moccasin, Shawl D. (Author) / Humphreys, Jere T. (Advisor) / Appleton, Nicholas A. (Committee member) / Spencer, Dee A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational administration / Education / Education / Leadership / Rural
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 149 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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