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Principals as strategic human resource managers: Developing school leadership for equity
by Baker, Jo, Ed.D., Mills College, 2009, 259; 3379260
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines how Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) can be applied to the role of principal. It begins by providing a multi-disciplinary review of SHRM, which at its core is a theoretical framework for understanding how human resource managers can help organizations accomplish their goals. Using case study methodology, the paper then provides a detailed description of an accomplished elementary school principal whose leadership closely aligns with SHRM. Questions addressed include how do effective principals define their roles as instructional leaders, how do they employ SHRM, and how might school districts aid principals in developing a strategic HR approach to leadership. The study reveals that SHRM can significantly help school districts, academic institutions, and school leaders promote excellence in their schools.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Zirkel, Sabrina
Commitee: A. Smith, Anthony, Brown, Debra, David, Donahue
School: Mills College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 70/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration
Keywords: Equity, Human resources, Leadership, Management, Principals, Strategic planning
Publication Number: 3379260
ISBN: 978-1-109-46682-9
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