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Educational Leadership Program Newsletter December 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine Dec 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter December 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside the issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Alumni Spotlight: Rachelle Tome
  • Featured Faculty: Arts Educators: Maine Arts Assessment Initiative
  • Thinking About Internship?
  • Spring 2013 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter November 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine Nov 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter November 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Meet the Staff: Jennifer Rock, Graduate Assistant
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • In Memoriam: Kenneth Nye
  • Spring 2013 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Peer Mentoring: Effects On Ninth Grade Student Achievement, Michael Hardegree Oct 2012

Peer Mentoring: Effects On Ninth Grade Student Achievement, Michael Hardegree

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the potential academic impact that a trained peer mentor, would have on first time ninth grade students. Specifically, the study was aimed to measure the academic performance of ninth grade students by focusing on the interim assessment, which is a summative pre and post- test aligned to End of Course Test content weights and is used to assess students at the end of each term or semester. The study addressed whether there is a difference in post-test interim assessment scores, passing rates, and numerical averages in Integrated Algebra I by examining first ...


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter October 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine Oct 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter October 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Alumni Spotlight: John Jones
  • Faculty Comment from Lynne Miller: The ABC's of School Success
  • PhD Program Update from Lynne Miller
  • Tentative Spring 2013 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Place-Free And Place-Based Educational Preferences Among Rural High School Principals, Joshua Pfiester Aug 2012

Place-Free And Place-Based Educational Preferences Among Rural High School Principals, Joshua Pfiester

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Rural schooling and rural communities are interdependent to a degree not seen in suburban and urban contexts. Thus, the threat to the sustainability of one inevitably affects the other. One of the variables in their sustainability may be educational practices (Haas & Nachtigal, 1998; White & Reid, 2008) that influence the likelihood of rural high school graduate outmigration (Corbett, 2007; Huang, Cohen, Weng, & Zhang, 1996). Considering the body of literature that testifies to the strong influence school administrators have in schools (Hallinger & Heck, 1996; Leithwood & Jantzi, 2000; Prestine & Nelson, 2005), understanding the preferences in educational practices by rural school administrators is worthy of study. This study sought to understand the relationship between preferences in educational practices and length of tenure in the context of American historical and political streams among nine rural high school principals in a Rocky Mountain state. The ...


Evaluating The Role Of Principals In Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis Of Principal Involvement And Impact In A District-Wide Initiative To Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse May 2012

Evaluating The Role Of Principals In Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis Of Principal Involvement And Impact In A District-Wide Initiative To Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse

Open Access Dissertations

Principal leadership is one of the most heavily researched topics in the field of education and is a key to increasing school effectiveness and stimulating school change. One of the most important principal roles that have emerged in the literature is the facilitation of a collaborative culture. Teacher collaboration has been linked to a variety of positive outcomes such as improved instruction and student learning. Research indicates that collaboration is most effective when it is part of a district's professional development. Using a theory-driven approach, the present study evaluated a four-year collaboration initiative aimed to increase student learning in ...


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter May/June 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine May 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter May/June 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Alumni Spotlight: Marco Alberti
  • An Interview with Ken Nye
  • Educational Leadership Symposium
  • Fall 2012 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter April 2012, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Apr 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter April 2012, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Alumni Spotlight: Grace Valenzuela
  • Faculty Profile: Mary-Jo O'Connor
  • Tentative Fall 2012 Schedule
  • Summer 2012 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter March 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine Mar 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter March 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this Issue:

  • Letter from the Department Chair
  • Faculty Profile: Andrew Dolloff
  • Principals and Technology Survey Results
  • Alumni Spotlight: Donna Lisnik
  • Summer 2012 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of School Work Culture By Administrators And Faculty In The Public Charter And Non-Charter Elementary Schools Of A Central Florida County, Wayne Anthony Quin Jan 2012

A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of School Work Culture By Administrators And Faculty In The Public Charter And Non-Charter Elementary Schools Of A Central Florida County, Wayne Anthony Quin

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

This study investigated perceptions of school work culture of instructional staff members (administrators and faculty) in public charter and public non-charter elementary schools in a large urban metropolitan county of Central Florida by assessing differences in perceptions of administrators and faculty related to school work culture, perceptions between school administrators and faculty, and the interaction between type of school.

The School Work Culture Profile (SWCP), a paper-and-pencil survey, was designed in 1988 by Snyder to obtain a measure of a school's work culture. The SWCP uses a Likert scale to assess the overall perception and four sub-domains of ...


Educational Leadership Program Newsletter January/February 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine Jan 2012

Educational Leadership Program Newsletter January/February 2012, Educational Leadership Program, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the Program Coordinator
  • Faculty Profile: James Curry
  • Meet Our Staff - Kathie Bickford
  • Alumni Spotlight: Kim Brandt
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule
  • Notes of Interest
  • Faculty & Staff Program Directory


Charter School Principals' And Teachers' Leadership Perception Scores On The Five Dimensions Of The Leadership Practices Inventory Instrument, Tamara B. Kirshtein Jan 2012

Charter School Principals' And Teachers' Leadership Perception Scores On The Five Dimensions Of The Leadership Practices Inventory Instrument, Tamara B. Kirshtein

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this study was to determine differences between the self-perceptions of principals in relation to the five leadership practices delineated by Kouzes and Posner's (2003) Leadership Practices Inventory in relation to the perceptions of their teachers on their (principal) leadership across the same five dimensions. The Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test was used to compare the median differences for statistical significance to address the four hypotheses of this study.

Hypothesis 1: Perception scores of charter school principals on themselves and teacher perception scores of their principals will not differ significantly on the five dimensions of leadership. An analysis ...


Institutional Factors Contributing To The Under-Representation Of African American Women In Higher Education: Perceptions Of Women In Leadership Positions, Kimberly Ann Robinson Jan 2012

Institutional Factors Contributing To The Under-Representation Of African American Women In Higher Education: Perceptions Of Women In Leadership Positions, Kimberly Ann Robinson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

he purpose of this basic qualitative study was to examine the lived experiences of African American women who have obtained senior leadership positions in Predominantly White Higher Education Institutions. Data were collected through open-ended, phenomenological-oriented interviews with 12 African American women holding senior level positions in both academic and student affairs in the north and southeast parts of the United States. This study focused on the perceived institutional barriers that have contributed to the under-representation of African American women in higher education senior administration and strategies that were used to overcome perceived barriers. Critical Race Theory was used as a ...


To Ed.D. Or Not To Ed.D.?, Jill A. Perry Dec 2011

To Ed.D. Or Not To Ed.D.?, Jill A. Perry

Jill A Perry

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