This dissertation examines the relevancy of the K-12 Minnesota Principal Competencies as perceived by practicing Minnesota principals. Two research strategies were used in this mixed-methods study. First, a quantitative survey was administered to Minnesota principals. The survey asked respondents to consider the relevance of each of the 16 Minnesota principal competencies. Based on the results of the survey, principal focus groups were held to gather additional input, including recommended changes to principal preparation programs within the state. While affirming the competencies currently in place, this dissertation provides policymakers with practitioner perspective and recommendations for improving principal preparation within the state of Minnesota.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Peterson, Paul, "Principal Perceptions of the Relevancy of the K-12 Minnesota Principal Competencies" (2012). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 90.
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