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The Roles And Responsibilities Of The Public School Public Relations Practitioner, Lisa M. Antunes Jan 2002

The Roles And Responsibilities Of The Public School Public Relations Practitioner, Lisa M. Antunes

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Females Of Color Who Have Served As Superintendent: Their Journeys To The Superintendency And Perceptions Of The Office, Paula Louise Collins Jan 2002

Females Of Color Who Have Served As Superintendent: Their Journeys To The Superintendency And Perceptions Of The Office, Paula Louise Collins

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this study was to chronicle the journeys often females of color to the office of the superintendent, to document how they use the power of the office and to record their perceptions, as superintendent, of the office( s) they hold or have held. It provides an in-depth look at the females as people and as leaders. One premise of this study is that access to education and equity in employment opportunity are key factors in determining who may serve in the nation's highest offices. Half of the respondents are the products of legally enforced segregation in ...


A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks Jan 2002

A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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How Do Faculty And Administrators Of Three Historically Black Colleges Perceive The Future Of Their Universities In The Period From 1999-2010, Joseph Henry Gardner Iii Jan 2002

How Do Faculty And Administrators Of Three Historically Black Colleges Perceive The Future Of Their Universities In The Period From 1999-2010, Joseph Henry Gardner Iii

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Identifying Educational Technology Leadership Competencies For New Jersey's School Superintendents, Nancy Viscuso Hudanich Jan 2002

Identifying Educational Technology Leadership Competencies For New Jersey's School Superintendents, Nancy Viscuso Hudanich

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Adoption Of A Whole School Reform Model: The Influences On Teacher Consensus, Wayne Turner Jan 2002

The Adoption Of A Whole School Reform Model: The Influences On Teacher Consensus, Wayne Turner

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Administrator Leadership Of Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, David W. Griffin Jan 2002

Administrator Leadership Of Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, David W. Griffin

Graduate Research Papers

The multiple tasks of principals are a dynamic undertaking of responsibilities and expectations. It is crucial we increase the value of today's society and acquire resources needed to nourish our youth and provide them with the tools needed to become successful in the future. The principal plays a key role in identifying what is needed in order to make his or her building most effective.

In a day when so much energy seems to be spent on maintenance and manuals, to be a leader means having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around ...


Learning As We G(R)O(W): Strategizing The Lessons Of A Fledgling Rhetoric And Writing Studies Department, Jane Hindman Jan 2002

Learning As We G(R)O(W): Strategizing The Lessons Of A Fledgling Rhetoric And Writing Studies Department, Jane Hindman

Publications and Research

Published in one of the first collections to focus on independent writing programs, A Field of Dreams. The volume offers a complex picture of the experience of the stand-alone. Included here are narratives of individual programs from a wide range of institutions, exploring such issues as what institutional issues led to their independence, how independence solved or created administrative problems, how it changed the culture of the writing program and faculty sense of purpose, success, or failure.


Reasons For Collaboration Among European And African American Greek Councils, James David Louk Jan 2002

Reasons For Collaboration Among European And African American Greek Councils, James David Louk

Legacy ETDs

The study examines the barriers that inhibit collaboration between traditionally European-American fraternities and sororities and historically African-American fraternities and sororities. In the study, 176 members of the fraternity/sorority community responded to the survey. The survey was developed by the researcher to address issues of collaboration between similar governing council's member organizations, reasons for collaboration with organizations in the different governing council, as well as to explore reasons collaboration had not occurred. Membership in a governing council was used as the defining variable to different responses. The results indicated that lack of knowledge ofthe cross racial council's member ...


Practical Application Of The Isllc Standards: Job Analysis, Job Descriptions, And Performance Evaluation Criteria In Selected School Districts , Susan Lynn Risius Jan 2002

Practical Application Of The Isllc Standards: Job Analysis, Job Descriptions, And Performance Evaluation Criteria In Selected School Districts , Susan Lynn Risius

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if the ISLLC Standards and 180 domains were appropriate for educational leadership (in practice and in training). Principals from three high expectation districts participated in this study: two school districts in Iowa and one school district in Arizona.;Matrices were created for each school district to show the linkage of the principals' critical work activity, which represented what school related activities they actually spent their time on during and outside of a typical school day, to what their school districts' job criteria and descriptors required. A comparison using these data was ...


The Impact Of Learning Community Enrollment On First-Generation Students' First-Year Academic Achievement And Retention Rates , Kurt Martenae Earnest Jan 2002

The Impact Of Learning Community Enrollment On First-Generation Students' First-Year Academic Achievement And Retention Rates , Kurt Martenae Earnest

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study assessed the extent to which enrollment in learning communities predicted the first-year GPAs and retention rates of first-generation students enrolled at Iowa State University. First-year first- and second-generation students who lived in the residence halls during the first-semester of enrollment were divided into two cohorts based on year of enrollment (1999 n = 370 and 2000 n = 347). Using the statistical methods of analysis of variance and logistic regression, models were tested to determine the impact of learning community enrollment on first-year GPA. Analysis revealed that learning community enrollment had little ability to predict the academic achievement or the ...


Arrested Emotional Development: Male College Students' Experiences With A Campus Judicial Process , Randall Blaine Ludeman Jan 2002

Arrested Emotional Development: Male College Students' Experiences With A Campus Judicial Process , Randall Blaine Ludeman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Men are often criticized for not knowing or expressing their feelings. Consequences of this lack of emotional awareness and expression for men include loneliness, isolation, alienation, physical illness, aggression and violence. Having an awareness of and the ability to express and manage emotions has been purported to be a foundational developmental tasks for young adult males.;This inquiry focused on men's emotional experience as a part of a campus judicial process. The conceptual framework guiding this qualitative inquiry included critical postmodernism and feminist theory, which were weaved into a praxis-oriented methodology that included a dialectical process of emancipatory theory ...


Relationships Among Learning Community Participation, Student Self-Efficacy, Confidence, Outcome Expectations, And Commitment , Karen Ann Zunkel Jan 2002

Relationships Among Learning Community Participation, Student Self-Efficacy, Confidence, Outcome Expectations, And Commitment , Karen Ann Zunkel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study brings together research on learning communities and student self-efficacy, confidence, outcome expectations, and commitment. Participation in learning communities has been proven to increase retention rates and success. Similarly, high levels of self-efficacy, confidence, and outcome expectations are correlated with increased retention rates and success. 356 students enrolled in the undeclared engineering orientation course were surveyed at the beginning of fall semester. Of these students, 130 completed a follow-up survey at the end of spring semester. About half of the students completing the initial survey were enrolled in a course-clustered Undeclared Engineering Learning Community, which was comprised of an ...


Ethical Practice In The Work Lives Of Iowa Public High School Principals , Deborah Hellman Hunter Jan 2002

Ethical Practice In The Work Lives Of Iowa Public High School Principals , Deborah Hellman Hunter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated how high school principals make meaning of the ethical issues they face. Sixteen Iowa public high school principals were selected by gender and district size. Each participated in a one-hour face-to-face interview with the researcher who had five years of building-level administrative experience at the middle and secondary level.;Narratives were analyzed identifying major categories of educational beliefs and values, ethical issues, and ethical dilemmas. Kidder's Resolution Principals of Ends-based Thinking, Rule-based Thinking, and Care-based Thinking were evident as participants balanced personal and professional ethics and described decisions made. Which principles were used most often and ...


Ferpa: An Investigation Of Faculty Knowledge Levels And Organization Practices At Three Land-Grant Universities, Ann Maycunich Jan 2002

Ferpa: An Investigation Of Faculty Knowledge Levels And Organization Practices At Three Land-Grant Universities, Ann Maycunich

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine faculty member understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects students' rights to privacy. Data was collected from a random sample of 390 faculty members at three land-grant universities. Frequencies, percentages, and Chi-square were used to measure perceptions of faculty member knowledge levels of the law, the providers of FERPA information and means by which this information was communicated, and respondent opinions regarding who should provide them with FERPA information and how. Major findings of the study were: 1. Nearly half of responding ...


The Development Of An Evaluation Process: Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Programs (260e) , Karen Fay Poole Jan 2002

The Development Of An Evaluation Process: Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Programs (260e) , Karen Fay Poole

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In 2002, the State of Iowa is developing guidelines for implementation of the Accountability Government Action, House File 687. This legislation will require all state departments to develop planning and accountability strategies that will fit within the overall direction of state government. The pilot research was conducted utilizing one community college and a single participating company, through case study methodology, and developed an evaluation process and instruments to measure the effectiveness of economic development initiatives, specifically Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Programs (260E). Three additional community colleges and participating 260E businesses volunteered to pilot the evaluation instruments and compiled results ...


Public School Secretaries: Hearts Of Gold, Voices Of Reason , Pamela Sue Nystrom Jan 2002

Public School Secretaries: Hearts Of Gold, Voices Of Reason , Pamela Sue Nystrom

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Social scientists have referred to secretaries as invisible and government agencies have described the job classification as non-regulated. One segment of this job classification, public school secretary, could very well be described as nonexistent. However, anyone who has ever visited a public school has probably met the school secretary. She has been described as the woman in the principal's office and frequently has been charged with running the school. Yet, as a group, these public school employees have been ignored by the leaders in educational research and policy study.;In this study I reached out to the school secretaries ...


Issues Regarding Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived By Upper Level Undergraduate Students Involved In A Student Managed Farm At Iowa State University , Awoke Desta Dollisso Jan 2002

Issues Regarding Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived By Upper Level Undergraduate Students Involved In A Student Managed Farm At Iowa State University , Awoke Desta Dollisso

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled in a capstone course that involved managing a 2000-acre operation. Fifty-seven students participated in this census study. Participants completed a survey questionnaire and a select group of students answered questions in a focus group interview.;The participants in this study perceived that the sustainable agriculture movement promotes environmental concerns about farming more than economic concerns. The participants were mildly interested in learning more about practicing sustainable agriculture practices and how ...


Principals' Perceptions Of Elementary To Middle Transition Practices In Iowa Middle Level Schools , Amanda J. Lemanczyk Ross Jan 2002

Principals' Perceptions Of Elementary To Middle Transition Practices In Iowa Middle Level Schools , Amanda J. Lemanczyk Ross

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent transition practices are used in identified Iowa public middle level schools, and why schools using those practices have selected them. This investigation used a mixed methodological approach, employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. The signature middle school practices of interdisciplinary teaming, advisor/advisee programming, and exploratory programming were examined by the use of transition practices used to acclimate parents and students coming from the elementary to the new middle level school. Additionally, the number of transition practices implemented for students and for parents was examined by (a) enrollment size ...


An Analysis Of Perceptions Toward Governance And Working Relationships Among Iowa School Board Members, Single-District Superintendents, And Shared-District Superintendents , Steven Lynn Oberg Jan 2002

An Analysis Of Perceptions Toward Governance And Working Relationships Among Iowa School Board Members, Single-District Superintendents, And Shared-District Superintendents , Steven Lynn Oberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Conflict between superintendents and school boards existed in the early 1800s and continues to exist today. This adversarial conflict in the working relationship results when one of the parties exceeds the other's subjective boundary as it pertains to involvement in the governance process and working relationship. The study examined six hypotheses regarding the perceived degree of involvement of Iowa single superintendents, shared superintendents, and those superintendents' school board members.;The study was designed to determine whether or not school board members perceived their superintendent differently if the superintendent was a shared superintendent rather than a single superintendent. The study ...


Work-Related Stress Factors Affecting The Community College Dean , Linda L. Wild Jan 2002

Work-Related Stress Factors Affecting The Community College Dean , Linda L. Wild

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Community college deans support and guide the educational efforts of the community college. This middle manager, charged with productive interaction among students, faculty, and administration, is faced regularly with complex decisions. Furthermore, the dean is challenged today with reduced resources, expanded demands from students, and increased accountability from governing bodies and constituencies. Community college deans are under great stress as they strive to meet the mission of the community college and guide the institution into the future.;Due to the complexity and multiple pressures of the position, it is important to identify the causes of stress for the deans. If ...


Adding The Role Of Student Nurse: Perspectives From Women With Multiple Roles , Carol J. Maxwell Jan 2002

Adding The Role Of Student Nurse: Perspectives From Women With Multiple Roles , Carol J. Maxwell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Nursing students enter the community college setting with multiple and different roles, and continue to fulfill the responsibilities associated with those roles. This descriptive study attempted to assess the nursing students' understanding of their roles, and the barriers and resources they encountered as they fulfilled their roles or delegated the responsibilities associated with those roles to family and friends. Interviews were conducted with six community college nursing students filling the roles of parent, partner, worker, and student. Roles are discussed as well as role conflict and barriers to role fulfillment, and responsibility delegation is explored. In addition, the importance of ...


Tooty Fruity Vegie: Getting Kids To Eat Their Fruit And Vegetables - Pipedream Or Possibility?, Jillian K. Adams, Sallie Newell, Margaret Miller, Anna D. Huddy, Libby Holden, Uta C. Dietrich, Janet Pettit Jan 2002

Tooty Fruity Vegie: Getting Kids To Eat Their Fruit And Vegetables - Pipedream Or Possibility?, Jillian K. Adams, Sallie Newell, Margaret Miller, Anna D. Huddy, Libby Holden, Uta C. Dietrich, Janet Pettit

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Education As Community Partnerships: An Ethnographic Study Of The Us Coalition Of Essential Schools (Ces) And The Australian National Schools Network (Nsn), Vicente Reyes Dec 2001

Education As Community Partnerships: An Ethnographic Study Of The Us Coalition Of Essential Schools (Ces) And The Australian National Schools Network (Nsn), Vicente Reyes

Dr. Vicente C Reyes Jr

No abstract provided.


Dissertation: Educating The Best And The Brightest: Collegiate Honors Programs And The Intellectual, Social And Psychological Development Of Students., Frank Shushok Jr. Dec 2001

Dissertation: Educating The Best And The Brightest: Collegiate Honors Programs And The Intellectual, Social And Psychological Development Of Students., Frank Shushok Jr.

Frank Shushok Jr.

Do honors programs make a difference in student outcomes such as retention, satisfaction, and academic performance? Despite their popularity and high cost, there has been little research on the relationship between honors programs and student outcomes. This study was designed to assess how two groups of similarly credentialed first-year students at a Carnegie classification "Doctoral/Research Extensive" university in the Eastern united States were affected by participation in an honors program or the traditional curriculum.