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Administrator And Teacher Perception Of School Culture, Luke Eugene Pniewski Apr 2017

Administrator And Teacher Perception Of School Culture, Luke Eugene Pniewski

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study measured the culture of Barren County High School using the School Culture Triage Survey. The survey was administered to the teachers and administrators separately to assess the difference of the perception of the school culture within that school. The research suggests that improving a schools culture will increase teacher moral, teacher and administrator cohesiveness, and increase students’ achievement. The results of this research show that the overall school culture is perceived very similarly between the two subgroups (teachers and leadership) but there are areas of the schools culture that are perceived differently, and if improved, can lead to ...


Growth Rates Of Curriculum-Based Measurement-Written Expression At The Elementary School Level, Amanda Tadatada May 2011

Growth Rates Of Curriculum-Based Measurement-Written Expression At The Elementary School Level, Amanda Tadatada

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project appears to be the first to determine growth rates for writing using Curriculum-Based Measurement-Written Expression (CBM-WE). Growth rates, or the amount of change over time, help educators track how much progress can be expected given typical instruction. CBM-WE probes were administered to a sample of 1,004 students in first through fifth grades within a school district. The writing probes were scored using production-dependent variables: Total Words Written (TWW), Words Spelled Correctly (WSC), and Correct Word Sequence (CWS). Data were analyzed by grade level and gender. Results are presented as weekly growth rates. Growth rates were calculated from ...


The Athens Of The West: Education In Nashville, 1780-1860, Timothy Augustus Sweatman Aug 1996

The Athens Of The West: Education In Nashville, 1780-1860, Timothy Augustus Sweatman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Nashville, Tennessee, is known as the Athens of the South because of its reputation as a center of learning. The city’s commitment to education goes back to the days of its founding as a village on the extreme Western frontier of the United States. In 1785, five years after Nashville was first settled, Davidson Academy, an advanced classical school, was established. At the same time, numerous private schools operated in the Nashville area, providing many of the region’s children with a basic education.

During the first quarter of the nineteenth century Nashville moved closer to becoming a major ...


An Evaluation Of The 1990-1991 Hart County Preschool Program, Rhonda Bowman Jun 1993

An Evaluation Of The 1990-1991 Hart County Preschool Program, Rhonda Bowman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In the 1990-91 school year. Kentucky's public schools received a mandate to begin a preschool program to aid children who were at risk of school failure. Children to be served were three-and four-year-olds qualifying for free lunch or having handicaps.

This study is an evaluation of the preschool program in Hart County Kentucky. Two concerns were identified. These concerns were: (1) identifying teacher and parental perceptions of the program and (2) measuring student academic gains. The results of the evaluation indicate that teachers and parents have a positive attitude about the preschool program. Students participating in the program showed ...


An Analysis Of Kentucky’S Principals: Perceptions And Preparedness To Assume The Role Of School Based Management, Byron D. Jeffries May 1991

An Analysis Of Kentucky’S Principals: Perceptions And Preparedness To Assume The Role Of School Based Management, Byron D. Jeffries

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

During the Kentucky Association of School Administrators Conference, July 1990, principals from across Kentucky were surveyed by a questionnaire to determine their perceptions and preparedness to assume their role under the newly mandated law, House Bill 940, specifically school-based management.

It was the assumption of the researcher that principals across Kentucky have very little background or training in the use of group processes and strategies needed to make school-based management a successful part of Kentucky’s educational process

Based on a statistical analysis of the collected data the research would appear to support the researcher’s assumption. Principals indicated a ...


Public Relations: Its Importance In The Public School System, Lawrence Crittenden Hunter Aug 1990

Public Relations: Its Importance In The Public School System, Lawrence Crittenden Hunter

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Literature was reviewed to determine the importance of a public relations program in the public school system. Information was retrieved from various published sources, including materials from the National School Public Relations Association, professional journals, books relating to public relations and a variety of other educational reports.

An analysis of the literature reveals the following components of a successful public relations program:

  1. A plan of action benefits the public relations program.
  2. Staff participants benefit the public relations program.
  3. Parent involvement is an important aspect of the public relations program.
  4. Community involvement is essential to a successful public relations program


Site-Based Management, Knowledge Base Of Kentucky Superintendents, Alan Reed Aug 1990

Site-Based Management, Knowledge Base Of Kentucky Superintendents, Alan Reed

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Recent educational literature has stressed the benefits of site-based management as a valuable tool in school reorganization. Following a recent ruling of the state Supreme Court and legislative mandate for implementation of site-based management, a survey was designed for the purpose of ascertaining the knowledge base among superintendents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the topic “site-based management” The data revealed that while there was considerable interest in site-based management among superintendents, there was also considerable confusion on the topic. Superintendents were largely unaware of a rather large body of research which clearly demonstrated the merits of participatory management in ...


Stress Indicators Of Kentucky Elementary Principals, Helen Kirby Jun 1990

Stress Indicators Of Kentucky Elementary Principals, Helen Kirby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Stress has become a problem to which people of all walks of life may relate, affecting the actions of the individual on both professional and personal levels. In the field of education, administrators often report a high level of stress, sometimes referred to as burnout. Much has been written about teacher stress, but very little research has been done on stress encountered by elementary principals. Research was conducted on stress as perceived by elementary principals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for this study.

The questionnaire used was compiled by the researcher using Koff, Laffey, Olson and Cichon’s table of ...


Peer Coaching & Change Implementation, Jolene Black Jun 1989

Peer Coaching & Change Implementation, Jolene Black

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The process of change implementation and the measurement of concerns of those involved in change using the C.B.A.M. model have been the topics of many studies conducted during the past two decades. Peer coaching is a relative newcomer, yet has been the focus of several studies. To date, however, comparative information about the change process and its affect on the concerns of teachers involved in peer coaching has not been analyzed.

This study examines and compares the Stages of Concern regarding an innovation of teachers with and without peer coaching partners. After a review of significant research ...


Parental Perceptions Of School: An Analysis Of Contacts & Non-Contacts With Parents Of Sixth Graders At L.C. Curry Elementary School, Johnny Douglas Dec 1988

Parental Perceptions Of School: An Analysis Of Contacts & Non-Contacts With Parents Of Sixth Graders At L.C. Curry Elementary School, Johnny Douglas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Experimental and control groups were randomly selected in Johnny Douglas' sixth grade homeroom class to determine if contacts made to an experimental group of parents produced different perceptions of school as opposed to a control group of parents who received little or no contacts from the school. The experimental group of students' parents received a minimum of seven contacts from the school during the twenty day period of the study, while the control group received a minimum of three contacts in the same period.

A questionnaire sent to the parents at the conclusion of the experiment yielded three statements of ...


A Study Of Grade Retention & Social Promotion In The Mclean County, Kentucky School District, John Settle Jr. Apr 1980

A Study Of Grade Retention & Social Promotion In The Mclean County, Kentucky School District, John Settle Jr.

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Samples from two populations, students socially promoted into McLean County High School in the years 1976- 1979, who had not been retained, and students who entered McLean County High School during the same years who had been retained at one or more grade levels, 1-8, were compared. Comparisons of differences which existed in the two student groups selected for the sample were in five areas: (1) reported attitude toward school, (2) attendance, (3) number of discipline offenses, grades 9-11, (4) scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Form S, in the subtests of reading and math as measured at ...


Holding Power: Middle School Vs. Junior High School, Burton Erickson Jul 1979

Holding Power: Middle School Vs. Junior High School, Burton Erickson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This was a study of three variables and their effect on two groups of students who dropped out of school during the tenth grade. One group had attended three full years of junior high school in Owensboro while the other group had attended three full years of middle school in Owensboro. The study also reviewed the programs and emphases of the junior high school and the middle school.

The students were compared on mean cumulative grade point average, mean percentage of absenteeism, and incidence of dropout during the tenth grade.

Statistical analysis of the respective sets of data showed that ...


A Comparison Of Role Performance & Role Expectation Of Supervisors In Selected Public School Districts In Kentucky, Mae Mefford Apr 1979

A Comparison Of Role Performance & Role Expectation Of Supervisors In Selected Public School Districts In Kentucky, Mae Mefford

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The study had two major purposes. The first purpose was to define the role performance of supervisors by identifying their assigned responsibilities. The second purpose was to determine the level of agreement that exists between the role performance and role expectation of supervisors.


An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of A Junior High School Career Exploration Program In The Hopkins County School System, Cynthia Mason Aug 1978

An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of A Junior High School Career Exploration Program In The Hopkins County School System, Cynthia Mason

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem investigated in this study was a comparison of the effectiveness of a career exploration program in a junior high school curriculum versus a traditional curriculum with regard to increased career competence and positive attitudes toward the world of work as measured by Form A-1 of the Career Maturity Inventory.

The population for this study consisted of the ninth-grade classes of two Hopkins County Schools. The subjects for the control group (South Hopkins) consisted of 25 ninth-grade students who had not been exposed to a career exploration program and the subjects for the experimental group (Madisonville Junior High School ...


A Comparative Study Of The Expenditures Of The Robertson County, Tennessee, Pupil Transportation System, James Talley Sr. May 1978

A Comparative Study Of The Expenditures Of The Robertson County, Tennessee, Pupil Transportation System, James Talley Sr.

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study represents an attempt to discover high cost areas in the Robertson County Pupil Transportation System by comparing the pupil transportation expenditures of Robertson County with pupil transportation expenditures of four counties of comparable size.

The data used was that submitted to the Tennessee State Department of Education by Anderson County, Franklin County, McMinn County, Roane County and Robertson County and published in annual reports for 1974, 1975, and 1976. The pupil transportation expenditures for each county were averaged for the three-year period and the mean was used as a basis for comparison to determine relative high costs. Robertson ...


Individualized Science Instruction In The Middle Schools & Junior High Schools In Kentucky, Rita Byars Aug 1977

Individualized Science Instruction In The Middle Schools & Junior High Schools In Kentucky, Rita Byars

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A study was made of the individualized science instruction in the middle schools and junior high schools of Kentucky. The status of the programs was investigated by an information survey. The instrument sought answers as to the size of the schools, organization of the schools, kinds of science taught and the frequency of use of individualized science approaches. Methods of financing and the administering plans, the objectives of the plans, and the strategies implemented to achieve these were parts of the study. Questions designed to elicit details about the requirements of an individualized program included the increase in laboratory activity ...


An Approach To Meeting The Educational Needs Of A Select Group Of Migrant Children, Ruth G. Cornelius Aug 1976

An Approach To Meeting The Educational Needs Of A Select Group Of Migrant Children, Ruth G. Cornelius

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Children in grades one through six who were identified as children from migrant agricultural families in a specific country in South Central Kentucky were compared to non-migrant children in the same specific county. A determination of the educational needs of these migrant children was made by a comparison of their standardized test scores to similar test scores of children from non-migrant families in the areas of Reading, Math, AND Total Battery scores. Resultant data from the test scores indicated that migrant children generally do not have achieve as high academically in the areas tested as do children from non-migrant families ...


A Study Of Elementary Guidance Programs In University Laboratory Schools In The United States, Joann Walker Jul 1975

A Study Of Elementary Guidance Programs In University Laboratory Schools In The United States, Joann Walker

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project is a study of the role and functions of the elementary school guidance counselor in the laboratory schools of universities in the United States. It was intended to gain data on the status of the role at the present, functions performed by the counselors in these schools, and information which could be used as a basis for projection of the future role of the elementary school counselor. The laboratory schools were surveyed, the data compiled and an analysis was made. The results were not as future oriented as was expected from the population studied. Techniques and functions were ...


A Position Paper Of Environmental Education For Nelson County, Geneva B. Hunt Aug 1974

A Position Paper Of Environmental Education For Nelson County, Geneva B. Hunt

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The results of a survey, concerning environmental education taken of the educators of the Nelson County School System, indicated a need for environmental education workshops and classes.

The status of environmental education in the nation and in Kentucky were studied and compared. A research was done of the status of environmental education in Nelson County, and implications were drawn for implementing environmental education in the Nelson County School System.

A tentative program for implementing environmental education in the Nelson Country schools was given, and a bibliography of resources and materials to be used in said program was included.


The Metcalfe County Supervisory In Action, Sue Tempest Hume Aug 1974

The Metcalfe County Supervisory In Action, Sue Tempest Hume

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the plan of this study to present an accurate picture of the work done by Miss Eva Barton in her effort, through supervision, to establish for the rural schools of the county increasingly effective teaching. The writer hopes that from this study other counties may through comparing their program gain suggestions that will aid in their development.


Counselor Opinion As A Predictor Of Academic Success For Entering College Freshmen, Billy Dicken May 1974

Counselor Opinion As A Predictor Of Academic Success For Entering College Freshmen, Billy Dicken

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine if high school counselors' predictive opinions of freshman college academic success were reliable indicators of actual college academic success achieved by freshman students.

Eleven null hypotheses were tested which involved high school counselors' opinions of college freshman grade point average and actual college grade point average achieved by freshmen in regard to the following variables: (1) sex of the counselor, (2) high school location, (3) sex of the student, (4) high school size, and (5) high school accreditation. All except one of the null hypotheses were rejected at the .05 level of ...


The Relationship Of Educational, Economic & Social Characteristics Of The Degree Of Desegregation In The Public Schools Of Kentucky, J. Frank Yeager Jul 1967

The Relationship Of Educational, Economic & Social Characteristics Of The Degree Of Desegregation In The Public Schools Of Kentucky, J. Frank Yeager

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem in this study was to examine the relationship of social-climate to the degree of desegregation in the public schools of Kentucky. This study attempted to determine the relationship of educational, economic and social characteristics of those school districts with bi-racial student bodies operating in Kentucky and the degree of desegregation experienced voluntarily by those districts during the period from 1955-56 school year through the 1963-64 school year.


Reorganization Of The Warren County School System, Charles Clemons Aug 1957

Reorganization Of The Warren County School System, Charles Clemons

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A discussion of how to reorganize the Warren County, Kentucky school system. Includes a description of the Warren County school system in 1957.


A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler Aug 1956

A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to propose for Metcalfe County a school system that will come nearer meeting the standards of a good educational system than the one now in use. It is by no means expected that this proposed system will be perfect and the writer fully realizes that oftentimes a scheme on paper will not work out so well when actually put into practice. However, being acquainted with the amount of money available, the geographic and economic conditions, and the roads of the county it is the best that can be done under existing circumstances.


A Study Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of Monroe County Schools, Randall Grider Jul 1956

A Study Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of Monroe County Schools, Randall Grider

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the purpose of this thesis, in addition to fulfilling the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, to discuss some of the problems of Monroe County Schools which are common to administrators, supervisors, and teachers. Public funds are appropriated and earmarked for education in order that every child may be provided with an elementary and secondary education.


A Study Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of The Bullitt County Schools, Raymond Terry Jul 1955

A Study Of The Eighth Grade Graduates Of The Bullitt County Schools, Raymond Terry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The following are the things the writer hopes to accomplish by this study:

I. Find the number of eighth grade graduates of the Bullitt County Schools over a four-year period (from 1948 to 1953):

  • a. That entered high school
  • b. That did not enter high school.
  • c. That completed one, two or three years of high school.
  • d. That completed high school.
  • e. That married, died, etc. before entering or completing high school.

II. Find age of graduation from the eighth grade.

III. Compare the number of eighth grade failures in a non-consolidated school with those of a consolidated school ...


A Proposed Guidance Program For Drakesboro Consolidated School, Ovid Arnold Jul 1955

A Proposed Guidance Program For Drakesboro Consolidated School, Ovid Arnold

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to show the need for and determine a basis for a guidance program. "Guidance is a means of helping individuals to understand and use wisely the educational, vocational, and personal potentialities and opportunities which they have or can develop."1

Why do we need a guidance program? Who can be benefited by it? First, our teachers need the services of a guidance program in order that they may know more about their pupils, -- their abilities and interests as well as their weaknesses. Information about the pupil's background, the different schools he has attended ...


A Study Of The High School Graduates Of Bullitt County, Kentucky, Thomas S. Jeffries Jul 1955

A Study Of The High School Graduates Of Bullitt County, Kentucky, Thomas S. Jeffries

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

With the advent of the free public high school, there has been a thirty-fold increase in secondary school enrollment in the last fifty years. If we are to maintain and improve the quality of our democracy, it is essential that education have the primary purpose of meeting the needs of these students. “Consequently, the school program must be planned in terms of pupil needs and in relation to goals that are important to the students themselves. Activities and experiences must be provided which afford practice in all areas of democratic living, which are aimed at the improvement of life in ...


Building A Curriculum For The Rineyville School, H. L. Perkins Aug 1954

Building A Curriculum For The Rineyville School, H. L. Perkins

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

I shall approach this study, both from a survey of the vocation that the students have followed when out of school, and by what they have recommended to be offered in high school. By listing the subjects most needed when out in life, and also a list of the subjects that they would take, should they have their high school days to go over again, should help us to determine just what curriculum to offer.


Reorganization Of Taylor County Schools, Loneta Sublett Jan 1954

Reorganization Of Taylor County Schools, Loneta Sublett

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine how Taylor County as a unit can best provide equal educational opportunities for the 2,417 boys and girls who are, or should be enrolled in the elementary and secondary schools within the county, and as a result propose reorganization and make general recommendations.