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ERIC Number: ED532998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 143
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-0041-0
The Influence of Equine Essentials on Teacher Holonomy
Snyder, Troy Ernest
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas Christian University
Analyzing the effects of the Equine Essentials discipline model by examining measurable differences in teacher holonomy at schools applying the model with varying degrees of intensity was the purpose of this study. The study decomposed the analysis into tests for the presence of each of the five dimensions of holonomy: efficacy, craftsmanship, creativity, flexibility, and interdependence. Greater individual holonomy, or the extent to which people recognize and manage the tension between themselves as individuals (i.e., as a teacher) and themselves as part of a larger functioning whole (i.e., a school), is desirable in that it facilitates excellence among teachers and schools. The study followed a quantitative-qualitative triangulation approach through the use of surveys, interviews, and an analysis of state test results from participating schools. The survey results failed to reveal any correlation between the discipline model and the five components of teacher holonomy, however, teacher interviews and the analysis of state tests were suggestive of a positive correlation between the discipline model and improved teacher efficacy and flexibility, with some support for a link between the model and craftsmanship. [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: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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