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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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 …


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 System, …


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 27 …


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 …


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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 …


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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 …


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 …


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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 how they …


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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 …


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

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

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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 …


Testing Title, Dennis K. Adjeibaah May 1986

Testing Title, Dennis K. Adjeibaah

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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Mentor Teachers In Selected Districts In Northern California: Profile, Selection, And Responsibilities, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor Jan 1986

Mentor Teachers In Selected Districts In Northern California: Profile, Selection, And Responsibilities, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to develop a profile of California SB 813 mentor teachers in selected districts in northern California, to investigate selection procedures and responsibilities, to assess perceptions of mentor teachers regarding their helpfulness in improving instructional quality, and their satisfaction with the role. An analysis of the helpfulness of the mentor teacher role in improving instructional quality as perceived by teachers assisted by the mentor teachers and their principals was included in this study. Procedures. Ninety-three mentor teachers from twelve school districts and county offices of education in northern California, one hundred fifty-three assisted teachers, …


Perceptions Of California Continuation High School Principals Of Effective Non-Classroom Actions In Combating Student Truancy, George Stephen Mathiesen Jan 1986

Perceptions Of California Continuation High School Principals Of Effective Non-Classroom Actions In Combating Student Truancy, George Stephen Mathiesen

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gather and apply statistical treatments to measure the perceptions of California continuation high school principals relative to the effectiveness of various non-classroom actions in combating student truancy. This study was designed to develop a prioritized listing of non-classroom actions in combating student truancy and to determine if significant differences existed in perceptions of California continuation high school principals based upon respondents' school size as determined by the number of certificated staff members, sex, years of employment in education, years of experience in California continuation education, and years of employment as a California continuation …


Retention Characteristics And Policy As Suggested By California School Administrators And Teachers, William Bryan Howell Jan 1986

Retention Characteristics And Policy As Suggested By California School Administrators And Teachers, William Bryan Howell

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Problem. There has been no definite conclusions in the literature as to the benefit or harm of retaining students in grade. With the California Legislative Mandate of SB 813, school districts are now required to have policies in effect for the promotion or nonpromotion of students. This study reviewed retention characteristics currently used in retention policy, those mentioned in literature, and the perceptions of administrators and teachers as to the value of these characteristics in retention. A model retention policy was developed from the study. Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine if there were differences between teachers …


Administrative Behaviors Which Positively Affect Teacher Commitment To Principals, E. Paul Furchert Jan 1986

Administrative Behaviors Which Positively Affect Teacher Commitment To Principals, E. Paul Furchert

All Master's Theses

Most leadership theories specify the result of desired leader behavior, not the behaviors that lead to desired outcomes. behaviors behaviors results Ten schools were surveyed to of high school principals and to teacher commitment indicated teachers with to the high examine specific to relate those principal. commitment The were involved in participatory decision-making, received more recognition, were encouraged to try new ideas, and received positive comments about their work.


Selection Procedure Utilized By Second-Class School Districts In Making Appointments To The Principalship In Washington State, Keith W. Morris Jan 1986

Selection Procedure Utilized By Second-Class School Districts In Making Appointments To The Principalship In Washington State, Keith W. Morris

All Master's Theses

One hundred fifty-eight (158) superintendents of second-class school districts in Washington State were surveyed to determine the selection procedures utilized in the appointment to the principalship. A survey questionnaire was developed and divided into five steps of the selection procedure. The results of the survey questionnaire indicate that the selection procedure varies tremendously and no consistent procedures were found among the school district superintendents surveyed.