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Policy Brief

Changing Principals' Leadership through Feedback and Coaching

Researchers Leonard Bickman, Ellen Goldring, Peter Goff, and J. Edward Guthrie conducted a randomized experiment of principals in a large urban school district to explore if coaching, when combined with feedback from teachers, changes principals’ leadership practices. This brief summarizes the research findings regarding the impact of the feedback and coaching intervention on principals’ leadership behaviors.


Peter Goff, Ellen Goldring, J. Edward Guthrie, Leonard Bickman

Publication Date

October 2015