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ERIC Number: ED527988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 76
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-7961-0
Factors that Influence an Administrator's Decision to Seek Dismissal of Tenured Teachers
Mitchell, Ronald J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
The purpose of this study was to identify factors important in teacher termination decisions and to create and to test that model using survey responses for Missouri public administrators. The independent variables chosen were broken into five (5) scales: time commitment; teacher experience; structural support and policies; building climate; and, union support for the teacher. Multiple regression correlation was used to analyze the data and determine if any of the five factors were statistically significant predictors in an administrator's decision to dismiss poor tenured teachers. The study found two weak factors that influenced an administrator's decision to seek dismissal of a tenured teacher. Teacher experience and building climate were found to be related to the administrator's decision to seek dismissal. The overall model accounted for about four percent of the total variance. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri