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Identity, Mission, And Markets: A Multiple-Case Study On Select Catholic High Schools In The United States, Danielle N. Trollinger Jan 2019

Identity, Mission, And Markets: A Multiple-Case Study On Select Catholic High Schools In The United States, Danielle N. Trollinger

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since 1965, over 7,000 Catholic schools have closed in the United States. This phenomenon is referred to by both Catholic and secular news agencies as, “The Catholic School Crisis.” The crisis is in part due to the marketization of education in the United States which has created a competitive economic market between all types of schools. In a market-driven culture, schools compete for students and funds the same way businesses compete for customers and dollars. This multiple-case study investigated how leaders within select Catholic high schools understand and communicate their institutional identity within a market context and how that ...


Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles Of Practice And Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance The Leadership Capacity Of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville Jan 2017

Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles Of Practice And Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance The Leadership Capacity Of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville

Doctoral Dissertations

Due to increased accountability, demands, and responsibilities, principals struggle to effectively lead schools. Therefore, they look to strengthen the structure and operations of schools by utilizing distributed leadership and the role of department chairs to build leadership capacity and improve school culture (Elmore, 2000; Harris, 2005; Spillane, 2008).

A critical aspect of distributed leadership is a school’s organizational culture or “the way we do things around here” (Bryk & Schneider, 2003), which can positively or negatively influence any school initiative. Since organizational culture can foster collaboration and a shared commitment to school goals, which in turn can build leadership capacity ...


Dropping Out In Southeast Kansas: Why Students Leave School Early, Garon Kent Wire Dec 2013

Dropping Out In Southeast Kansas: Why Students Leave School Early, Garon Kent Wire

Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study takes a deeper look into the lived experiences of students in southeast Kansas who have dropped out of high school. As a result, school and community leaders are better informed to create effective strategy, policy, and practice in dropout prevention.

Framed as a phenomenology, data was collected by conducting in-depth, face-to-face interviews with 12 participants and a focus-group interview with four participants. The researcher administered a survey/questionnaire to an additional 15 participants. Utilizing the Streamlined Codes-To-Theory Model (Saldana, 2009); organizational, structural, and elaborative coding techniques were implemented to reduce the data into categories, which led to ...


A High School Turnaround School Initiative: Effects On Students' Math And Reading Scores, Rene Alma Segler-Zender Aug 2013

A High School Turnaround School Initiative: Effects On Students' Math And Reading Scores, Rene Alma Segler-Zender

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Since the middle of the last century, student education in the U.S. public school systems has been deemed inadequate. Critics developed measures in the form of standardized testing to measure student progress in an attempt to help facilitate reforms. In the last thirty years, the federal government has played an increasing role in school reform efforts in the form of laws and unfunded mandates. School districts have attempted to respond to federal pressure by attempting radical changes from replacing all school administration and staff to a complete curriculum overhaul. While school reform efforts have been widely documented by various ...


Facing The Music: Student Power Relations In Student Leadership Within High School Band Programs, Curtis James Melton Dec 2012

Facing The Music: Student Power Relations In Student Leadership Within High School Band Programs, Curtis James Melton

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Bullying among children in our nation's schools has gripped the nation's collective interest, leading to grief, anger, and inquisition. Recent headlines suggest that the public is asking why bullying is taking place among our youth, so much so that it is costing children their lives. Recent teen deaths have swept the airwaves and headlines in the last two to three years, and it appears to be a problem that is starting to become a national epidemic.

The purpose of this study was to examine bullying within student-sanctioned programs within a school, specifically, whether or not student leaders in ...


Distributed Leadership As A Form Of Work Redesign: Exploring Its Development And Implementation In High Schools In Slovenia, Sonja Sentocnik Jan 2012

Distributed Leadership As A Form Of Work Redesign: Exploring Its Development And Implementation In High Schools In Slovenia, Sonja Sentocnik

Theses and Dissertations

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A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy Aug 1969

A Survey Of Family Life And Sex Education Programs In Washington Secondary Schools, James Bernard Darcy

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to measure the incidence of family life and sex education in Washington secondary schools; to discover what departments or academic areas include such education in the curriculum; who the teachers are, and the nature of their preparation; to gain a definitive description of what kind of education is attempted under this heading; and to evaluate needs and opportunities for expanded and improved family life and sex education in the State of Washington.


A Study Of The Homeroom Program In Three Senior High Schools In Utah, Ida D. Draayer May 1961

A Study Of The Homeroom Program In Three Senior High Schools In Utah, Ida D. Draayer

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The function of the secondary school is to help each individual develop and direct all of his potentialities. It should seek to help boys and girls find their rightful places as citizens in a democratic world. The fact that each individual is different presents a distinct challenge, and the secondary school is capable of meeting this challenge of individual development if the homeroom functions as it should.


A Study Of The Need For Supervision Of Instruction In The High Schools Of Utah, Caseel D. Burke May 1948

A Study Of The Need For Supervision Of Instruction In The High Schools Of Utah, Caseel D. Burke

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Supervision of instruction, in the schools of the United States, has developed through a long and arduous process to the positlon where it is today considered by our leading educators to be a vital part of the educational system. It has been used in varying degrees of intensity as a tool in helping education to achieve its goals, but seldom has it been utilized so energetically and. so skillfully as to produce the best possible results. There is considerable evidence, that supervision, with its resultant beneficial eftects, has been applied leas vigorously in the secondary schools than it has in ...


A Study Of The Library Facilities And Personnel Of Five Selected High Schools Of Northern Utah, Clyde H. Morris May 1940

A Study Of The Library Facilities And Personnel Of Five Selected High Schools Of Northern Utah, Clyde H. Morris

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is the purpose of the present study to determine, and, as far as possible, to evaluate in terms of the Cooperative Study of secondary School Standars the following items as found in 5 selected high school libraries in Northern Utah: (1) objectives, (2) library materials, including book collection, periodicals, pamphlets, clippings, bulletines, and visual aids, (3) organization and administration, including finances, library personnel, classification and cataloging, accessibility of the library, and the librarian's responsibilties, (4) selecting of library materials, (5) utilization of the library, (6) housing and equipping the library, and (7) speical characteristics. Since an administrator must ...