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The Relationship Between Administrative Support And Burnout In Turnaround Schools, Kevin Scott Crosby Jan 2015

The Relationship Between Administrative Support And Burnout In Turnaround Schools, Kevin Scott Crosby

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This study looked at the relationship between administrative support and teacher burnout in two federally funded turnaround middle schools. Teacher burnout indicators include signs of lacking accomplishment, mental and physical fatigue, and depersonalization. Administrative support factors include positive communication, vision, district support, and school support. The major findings of this study showed that school level support played a significant role in predicting teacher burnout. Professional development support played a significant role in predicting teacher burnout, but not to the same extent as school level support. Central office support was not a significant factor in predicting teacher burnout or any burnout ...


Kentucky Principal Preparation Programs: A Contemporary History, Thomas Henry Hart Jan 2015

Kentucky Principal Preparation Programs: A Contemporary History, Thomas Henry Hart

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In this era of expectation that school principals will lead continuous improvement initiatives in their schools, this study investigates if principals receive instruction in continuous improvement concepts, methods, and tools through their formal principal certification program. This research evaluates the evolution of school principal preparation programs in Kentucky over the period from 1994 to 2014, a time of great change in academic expectations and accountability in American public schools. Using the report of a national study begun in 1975, Preparatory Programs for Educational Administrators in the United States (Silver and Spuck, 1978), as a baseline, accredited principal preparations programs in ...