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2002

Educational Administration and Supervision

College of William and Mary

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The Relationship Between Teacher Sense Of Efficacy And Pupil Control Ideology In Urban Middle Schools, Thomas Hall Beatty Jan 2002

The Relationship Between Teacher Sense Of Efficacy And Pupil Control Ideology In Urban Middle Schools, Thomas Hall Beatty

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher sense of efficacy and its relationship to pupil control ideology in urban middle schools. The following questions were investigated: (1) Among urban middle school teachers, what is the relationship between their level of self-efficacy for teaching and their pupil control ideology? (2) Are female middle school teachers more or less efficacious than male middle school teachers? (3) Are female middle school teachers more or less humanistic than male middle school teachers?;The study included middle school teachers from 4 urban school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Teachers from 13 middle ...


Content Analysis Of Principal Job Descriptions And Principal Evaluation Instruments Of K--12 Public Education In Virginia, Nancy Irene Glick Catano Jan 2002

Content Analysis Of Principal Job Descriptions And Principal Evaluation Instruments Of K--12 Public Education In Virginia, Nancy Irene Glick Catano

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Principals are accountable for juggling multiple competing tasks daily. This study explored the degrees of emphasis placed upon leadership and management behaviors of school principals in Virginia by determining the congruence of job descriptions and evaluation instruments with state and professional standards. State expectations were communicated to varying degrees by responding school divisions in both job descriptions and evaluation instruments. School divisions universally expected principals to focus upon instruction and parent and staff communication, while other state responsibilities received less attention. Organizational management that focused on facilities maintenance was communicated as an important responsibility by a majority of school divisions ...


Evaluating Music Teachers In Virginia: Practices And Perceptions, Charles Maranzano Jan 2002

Evaluating Music Teachers In Virginia: Practices And Perceptions, Charles Maranzano

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The purpose of this study was to investigate current evaluation practices in Virginia and to assess the impact of public school evaluation upon teachers of music. Traditional methods for the evaluation of teachers appear to have limited applicability for the majority of elementary and secondary school educators engaged in the field of performing arts, due primarily to the specialized nature of their respective teaching disciplines. Educational administrators charged with the responsibility for evaluating personnel confront an additional challenge when compelled to apply general models that are not suited to the highly complex world of performing arts instruction. Music teachers and ...


School Climate And State Standards: A Study Of The Relationships Between Middle School Organizational Climate And Student Achievement On The Virginia Standards Of Learning Tests, Jennifer Bishop Parish Jan 2002

School Climate And State Standards: A Study Of The Relationships Between Middle School Organizational Climate And Student Achievement On The Virginia Standards Of Learning Tests, Jennifer Bishop Parish

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between organizational school climate and middle school student achievement on state assessments. The author also sought to determine the relative weight of each of the factors of school organizational climate (collegial leadership, teacher professionalism, academic press and community engagement) in relation to student achievement. Finally, this study examined the relative effects of organizational climate and the socio-economic status (SES) of participating schools on student achievement.;Suburban, rural and urban middle schools in Virginia participated in this study. The study explored middle school teachers' perceptions regarding organizational school climate in terms ...


A Study Of Professional Development At Three Midwestern, Urban, Public, Elementary Schools With Increased Student Achievement In Reading, Valerie Hastings Gregory Jan 2002

A Study Of Professional Development At Three Midwestern, Urban, Public, Elementary Schools With Increased Student Achievement In Reading, Valerie Hastings Gregory

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study investigated principals' and teachers' perceptions about professional development and conditions for change. Specifically, the following research questions were answered: (1) How do principals describe professional development at their schools? (2) What professional development experiences did teachers report as having an effect on their teaching practice? and (3) What common factors or conditions did teachers at the three schools report as influencing whether they change their classroom practices after participating in professional development initiatives?;Data collection incorporated both qualitative and quantitative methodologies using principal interviews and teacher surveys. Simple descriptive statistics were used to analyze and describe professional development ...


A Comparative Study Of The Ncate Standards And The Virginia Licensure Regulations For School Personnel With The Perceptions Of Elementary Principals And Teachers, Stephen Joseph Chantry Jan 2002

A Comparative Study Of The Ncate Standards And The Virginia Licensure Regulations For School Personnel With The Perceptions Of Elementary Principals And Teachers, Stephen Joseph Chantry

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to compare the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 2000 Standards for Elementary Preparation and the Virginia Licensure Regulations for Elementary Personnel (1998) with the perceptions of principals and teachers in the elementary schools in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The methodology incorporated an exploratory design using qualitative data collection and analyses of surveys of school-based personnel, as well as the NCATE standards and Virginia Licensure Regulations. Specifically, themes were identified through a series of reductions of the terms and phrases contained within the documents and surveys.;The results of this study identified ...