This study explores the role elementary school principals play in science education. Specifically, the study employed an online survey of 16 elementary school principals at high-performing campuses in North Texas to explore their perceptions of how they influenced science education on their campuses. The survey used a combination of Likert-type rating scale items and open-ended questions. Responses from elementary principals suggest that the important components of instructional leadership for science included a) collaboration with teachers, b) changing teaching assignments, and c) teacher motivation.
Casey, Patricia; Dunlap, Karen; Brown, Kristen; and Davison, Michele
"Elementary Principals’ Role in Science Instruction,"
Administrative Issues Journal:
2, Article 10.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/aij/vol2/iss2/10