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ERIC Number: ED521346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-1213-2
Building Level Administrators' Attitudes toward Teacher Effectiveness at the High School and Middle School Levels
Hanson, Nathan K.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
This study investigated the attitudes of administrators about differences and similarities between middle and high school teachers. The research question that guided the study was, "Do attitudes about what makes an effective educator differ between building administrators at the middle and high school levels?" A formal, sequential, mixed-methods research process was employed using a pragmatic world-view. The study was conducted in 2 stages. Data reported from both surveys and interviews found that administrators observe differences between effective middle and high school teachers. Administrators stated that the single-most important trait among middle school educators lies in their ability to be student-centered, while they believe that high school educators' single-most important trait is their knowledge of content. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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