ERIC Number: ED106970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Toward Effective Change in an Elementary School: A Case Study of Some Positive Results of Court-Ordered Change.
Gillispie, Fred D., Jr.
This study describes the systematic efforts of the faculty of Dearington Elementary School, Lynchburg, Virginia, to examine needs for change, study alternatives, and adopt and implement change strategies to meet identified needs following court-ordered integration in 1970. Chapter 1 provides a change model and consolidates case data. Chapter 2 presents basic assumptions related to leadership styles and effects of teacher and parent attitudes on change. Chapters 3 and 4 present the collected data from testing the assumptions through observation, interviews, questionnaires, and surveys. Conclusions reported in Chapter 5 suggests the importance in the change process of developing close interpersonal relationships, maintaining a warm and accepting school environment, increasing pupil responsibility, and directing attention toward developing parent knowledge and support. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of Ph.D. Requirements, Walden University