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ERIC Number: ED346021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Freedom in Virginia Public Schools from 1900 to the Present: Concepts from an Oral History of School Principals.
Williams, John; Zin, Than Than
How current expression of freedom in public education has been established, altered, supported, or reduced by school principals in Virginia over the past 80 years is examined in this oral history research. Thirty-two interviews were conducted to gather personal recollections of retired principals' experiences in Virginia public schools. These interviews were analyzed for freedom themes and related topics. Nine conceptual theme areas related to the ways in which interviewees talked about freedom in the public school environment were developed. These themes included freedom, democracy, way, authority, climate, learning, personnel, policies, and philosophy. The last seven themes modified the expression of the first two. Statements made by the principals in the context of the keywords were interpreted under each of the nine themes. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Virginia