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Sociology

Professional studies in education

1995

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The Eight Dimensions Of Educational Practices: A Quality Assessment By Teachers , Lyle E. Koski Jan 1995

The Eight Dimensions Of Educational Practices: A Quality Assessment By Teachers , Lyle E. Koski

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research examined teachers' perceptions of: (a) the level of quality of eight dimensions of educational practices employed by teachers within their own buildings and (b) the level of quality of the specific relationships between leadership practices and the practices in the other dimensions of all teachers and by attendance center levels;One-hundred fifty-six randomly selected teachers from eighteen high achieving schools in central and northern Minnesota representing four senior high, three 7-12 secondary, three junior high, three middle, and five elementary attendance center levels provided the data for the study. The schools represented a mixture of rural, urban, and ...


An Examination Of The Student Culture Of A Comprehensive High School , Jan Westerman-Beatty Jan 1995

An Examination Of The Student Culture Of A Comprehensive High School , Jan Westerman-Beatty

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As part of a case study of a large comprehensive high school, this study was designed for four purposes: (1) to identify and describe the common ways of thinking and their relative strength within the student culture, (2) to determine the extent to which school membership and authentic work are present within the student culture, (3) to describe the student culture, and (4) to determine the extent to which organizational systems factors influence the student culture;Primarily qualitative methods were employed, but quantitative research and triangulation were used. Small group and individual interviews involved 259 students in 17 days of ...


A Qualitative Study Of The Faculty Work Culture In Selected Comprehensive High Schools In The United States , Sandra L. Barnes Jan 1995

A Qualitative Study Of The Faculty Work Culture In Selected Comprehensive High Schools In The United States , Sandra L. Barnes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the faculty work culture in selected comprehensive high schools in the United States. More specifically, the study was designed to describe the culture of the schools, determine the common and unique themes in the work culture, and to determine the relative strength and valence of specific school work culture elements;Qualitative methodology was employed in this study that was conducted in two phases. During Phase I data were collected using individual and focus group interviews to gain an "emic perspective of the shared beliefs, values, and basic assumptions held by staff that ...