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Perceptions Of Selected School Board Members, Principals, And Students On The School Activity Program Of Certain Secondary Schools, C B. Clear Dec 1986

Perceptions Of Selected School Board Members, Principals, And Students On The School Activity Program Of Certain Secondary Schools, C B. Clear

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The problem of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference among the expressed perceptions of selected school board members, principals, and students as related to specific aspects of the student activity program. The sample size of this study consisted of 359 participants in the following groups: school board members, principals, and students. School board members and principals were treated as intact groups while the students were randomly selected and stratified based on sex and rank in class. Each group was described based on demographic data. The t-test for independent samples and analysis of variances were used ...


Some Similarities And Differences In Selected Tennessee Elementary Principals' Perceived Allocation And Ideal Allocation Of Time For Curriculum Related Activities, Norman R. Davis Dec 1986

Some Similarities And Differences In Selected Tennessee Elementary Principals' Perceived Allocation And Ideal Allocation Of Time For Curriculum Related Activities, Norman R. Davis

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The problem of this study was to determine some similarities and differences in selected Tennessee elementary principals' perceived allocation and ideal allocation of time for curriculum related activities. A questionnaire, consisting of the most prevalent curriculum activities, was developed and mailed to a randomly selected sample of 300 elementary principals. The t-Test was utilized to determine differences between perceived allocation of time and ideal allocation of time. Differences were determined for the four stages of curriculum related activities of studying, planning, implementing, and evaluating. Significant differences were found in perceived allocation of time and ideal allocation of time by principals ...


The Extent Of Drug Use Among High School Seniors In Tennessee, April 1985, Gary P. Martin Dec 1986

The Extent Of Drug Use Among High School Seniors In Tennessee, April 1985, Gary P. Martin

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The purpose of this study was to obtain information relative to the extent of drug use by high school seniors in Tennessee. Patterns of drug use were obtained by using a questionnaire/opinionnaire developed by Bachman, Johnston, and O'Malley of the Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The review of literature focused on patterns of drug use by seniors throughout the nation using the same questionnaire/opinionnaire. The results of the national survey were compared with the findings in Tennessee. The questionnaire was administered to a stratified random sample of 450 seniors in 15 randomly selected high schools ...


An Analysis Of Gender Differentials In Twenty-Seven Motivational Variables Influencing Career Aspirations Of Teachers And Administrators, Loretta G. Bailey Dec 1986

An Analysis Of Gender Differentials In Twenty-Seven Motivational Variables Influencing Career Aspirations Of Teachers And Administrators, Loretta G. Bailey

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This study investigated a range of motivational variables which might lead individuals to become educational administrators. Identified and reported are those variables which are viewed by teachers who comprised the pool from which most future administrators are drawn. Twenty-seven items were identified and used on an instrument, designed by the writer. The null hypothesis for statistical differences between male and female educators was tested on each of the 27 items at the .05 level of significance, using multivariate analysis of variance and the test of simple main effects. A 20% sample of randomly selected male and female administrators produced 371 ...


Perception Of Women Public School Superintendents In Five Southeastern States (Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina), Peace U. Anyaocha Dec 1986

Perception Of Women Public School Superintendents In Five Southeastern States (Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina), Peace U. Anyaocha

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The problem of the study was to determine the perceived leadership behavior of female superintendents as compared to male superintendents. An instrument was constructed from American Association of Secondary Administrators' recommendations for superior performance of school administrators and subsequently validated. A demographic data sheet accompanied the survey instrument. The subjects were selected from southern states in which there were more than five women superintendents officially listed by the State Board of Education. The states included Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The survey instrument was forwarded to 350 subjects; 172 subjects responded from the five states. The sample ...


An Analysis Of Faculty And Administrator Perceptions Of Faculty Involvement In Decision-Making In The University Of Kentucky Community College System, W B. Ayers Dec 1986

An Analysis Of Faculty And Administrator Perceptions Of Faculty Involvement In Decision-Making In The University Of Kentucky Community College System, W B. Ayers

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The problem of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference between expressed perceptions of selected community college faculty and administrators concerning the extent to which faculty "actually are" involved in decision making and the extent to which they "ought to be" involved in decision making. This was a descriptive study, which utilized a survey methodology. Faculty and administrator perceptions were studied in six decisional areas: appointment, promotion and tenure decisions, academic decisions, administration, student affairs and advisement, system/state control, and general (overall faculty involvement). The study was conducted in the University of Kentucky Community College ...


Perceptions Of Selected School Board Members, Principals, And Students On The School Activity Program Of Certain Secondary Schools, C B. Clear Dec 1986

Perceptions Of Selected School Board Members, Principals, And Students On The School Activity Program Of Certain Secondary Schools, C B. Clear

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference among the expressed perceptions of selected school board members, principals, and students as related to specific aspects of the student activity program. The sample size of this study consisted of 359 participants in the following groups: school board members, principals, and students. School board members and principals were treated as intact groups while the students were randomly selected and stratified based on sex and rank in class. Each group was described based on demographic data. The t-test for independent samples and analysis of variances were used ...


An Administrative Perspective Of The Job Training Partnership Act In Selected Counties In Tennessee, Ellis H. Winkler Dec 1986

An Administrative Perspective Of The Job Training Partnership Act In Selected Counties In Tennessee, Ellis H. Winkler

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The problem of this study was to determine if, in selected counties in Tennessee, differences in the noncompletion rate, the positive termination rate, and the job retention rate existed in categories of participants in the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). This study followed the ex-post-facto design. A personal data form was developed for the purpose of gathering data relative to the personal characteristics of participants enrolled in the JTPA on-the-job training program between July 1, 1984 and June 30, 1985. The findings reflect data gathered on all 1,005 participants in the program. The chi-square test was applied to all ...


An Educational History Of The Gullahs Of Coastal South Carolina From 1700 To 1900 (Black Education), Elizabeth Hoit-Thetford Aug 1986

An Educational History Of The Gullahs Of Coastal South Carolina From 1700 To 1900 (Black Education), Elizabeth Hoit-Thetford

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The educational efforts of the first fifty years of the 1700s for the Gullahs, black slaves brought to South Carolina's low country, were a by-product of the Church of England's concern for the souls of heathens. Through the Church's offspring, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, missionaries were sent to South Carolina beginning in 1702. By 1704, Samuel Thomas, the Society's first missionary there, reported that he had taught about twenty blacks to read, and by 1743 the Society opened a school for blacks in Charleston despite a 1740 law prohibiting ...


Perceptions Of Tennessee Public School Principals Concerning Their Managerial Authority Under Collective Negotiations, Oliver E. Eller Aug 1986

Perceptions Of Tennessee Public School Principals Concerning Their Managerial Authority Under Collective Negotiations, Oliver E. Eller

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The problem of this study was to determine if collective negotiations had restricted the perceived managerial authority of Tennessee's public school principals within selected demographic variables. Fourteen demographic variables (the independent variables) were selected for the study. Pauline's Principals On-Job Discretion Scale (the dependent variable) developed and validated by Robert A. Pauline was selected as the appropriate instrument for use in this study. The instrument listed ten responsibilities of public school principals which might or might not be registered by the terms and conditions of teachers' negotiated agreements with school boards. The principals marked the instrument as to ...


The Development Of Community Education In North Carolina As Reflected By Public Awareness And Response To The Program, Grace C. Vaught May 1986

The Development Of Community Education In North Carolina As Reflected By Public Awareness And Response To The Program, Grace C. Vaught

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The problem of this study was to determine the growth and development of the community education program in North Carolina and to determine if this development was reflected by public awareness and response to the program. In reviewing the literature and searching manuals of survey instruments, a questionnaire was not found which would answer the specific questions necessary for the study. A questionnaire was designed and field tested utilizing graduate students and participants in a community education workshop sponsored by National Center for Community Education from Flint, Michigan. The validation was completed by leading authorities in the field of community ...


Principals' Perceptions Of Superintendents' Leadership Ability In Tennessee, Michael K. Amstein May 1986

Principals' Perceptions Of Superintendents' Leadership Ability In Tennessee, Michael K. Amstein

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The problem of this study was to determine whether principals' perceptions of their superintendents' leadership ability were affected by selected demographic variables. This study followed the ex-post facto design. Twelve dimensions of the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form 12 (LBDQ-XII) were selected to assess the perceptions of principals of the leadership behavior of superintendents in Tennessee. Four hundred principals were randomly selected to participate in this study. One hundred sixty-one principals responded and the findings reflect their responses. The unpaired t-test and Analysis of Variance were applied to the data for Hypotheses 1 through 15. The statistical analysis was intended ...


A Comparison Of Classroom Teacher Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming (North Carolina, Exceptional Children), Phyllis E. Tallent May 1986

A Comparison Of Classroom Teacher Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming (North Carolina, Exceptional Children), Phyllis E. Tallent

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The problem of this study was to determine if a difference existed between selected classroom teachers' attitudes toward mainstreaming. The Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming Scale (ATMS) was the instrument selected as appropriate for the study. Permission was obtained from Joan Berryman at the University of Georgia, Athens, to reproduce and administer the ATMS. A stratified random sample was conducted as representative of the total population of classroom teachers in North Carolina. A demographic data sheet and the ATMS were mailed to 280 classroom teachers. A 75% return was obtained. The data sheet asked for the sex, present level of teaching position ...


Knowledge Of United States Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education Held By Selected Tennessee Public School Personnel (Law), William P. Abegglen May 1986

Knowledge Of United States Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education Held By Selected Tennessee Public School Personnel (Law), William P. Abegglen

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The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge of United States Supreme Court decisions affecting education possessed by public school teachers, principals, superintendents, and board members; to determine if significant differences existed among these groups in their knowledge of Supreme Court decisions affecting education; and to determine if significant differences existed within each group depending on years of experience in education and level of education. Five hundred randomly selected subjects from the public school systems in Tennessee were asked to indicate their knowledge of Supreme Court decisions affecting education by completing the survey instrument, Supreme Court Decisions Impacting ...


Testing Title, Dennis K. Adjeibaah May 1986

Testing Title, Dennis K. Adjeibaah

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Testing the abstract