By Barbara Button
A Research Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Master of Science Degree With a Major in Education
Approved: 2 Semester Credits
Investigation Advisor The Graduate School University of Wisconsin-Stout May, 2003
i The Graduate School University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
Button (Writer) (Last Name)
Barbara (First Name)
An Examination of the Use of Transformational Leadership Principles for Teacher Development (Title) Education Ed Biggerstaff, Ph.D. May, 2003 48 ____________________________________________________________
____________ (Graduate Major) (Research Advisor) (Month/Year) (No. of pages) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (Name of Style Manual Used in this Study) The purpose of this study was to identify the personal qualities of good teachers as identified by teachers, students and researchers, and to determine whether transformational leadership practices can help develop these desirable personal qualities in teachers. The study included a comprehensive review and critical analysis of research and literature concerning the characteristics, qualities and attitudes of good teachers and ways to develop those qualities, including emotional intelligence, self-awareness, reflective and reflexive practices, and renewal for teachers. The study also included a
ii review of research and literature concerning transformational leadership practices, principles and training methods. Review and analysis suggested that teachers do function as leaders in their classrooms, and that there is significant overlap in the qualities and characteristics of good teachers and those that are emphasized and developed through transformational leadership practices. Recommendations were made that teacher education programs include personal... [continues]
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