Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

May 1994


This study examines the 21 competency domains of the National Policy Board of Educational Administration (NPBEA) and their importance in a collaborative effort like Cities in Schools (CIS). The purpose of the study was to identify the knowledge and skills which school principals need to facilitate an integrated service model. Data were compiled from a survey mailed to 195 CIS principals in the southeastern region of the United States. The 21 domains were rated and indicators in each of the domains were selected as essential to a CIS program. Conclusions of the study emphasize the importance of the 21 NPBEA domains when working with an interagency model. Factors such as, the length of time a principal had worked with CIS, the number of agencies involved, the percentage of children receiving free and reduced lunches and the gender of the responding principal were significant in determining the domains that principals selected as important. The domains found most significant were: motivating others, interpersonal sensitivity, leadership, delegation, staff development, judgment, problem analysis, student guidance, and written expression.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted