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The Functions and Organizing Features of School Leadership Teams in Underperforming High Schools

Fri, April 17, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Virtual Room


Many of today’s educational leaders have implemented ways to share leadership and management responsibilities. One approach is to create a school leadership team (SLT), a group of staff members who aid the principal. Using interviews and a survey, this sequential mixed-methods study examined the functions and organizing features of 17 SLTs in underperforming high schools in the United States. Findings inform the field’s understanding about the functions and tasks that educational leaders in challenging school contexts share with other staff members.