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ERIC Number: ED547734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 421
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-1439-4
An Ethnographic Study of Haitian Administrators in New York and Florida Public Schools
Leveque, Yanique
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
The purpose of this study was to cast some light on the current level of participation of Haitians in the educational system transformation at the school district level. This study will increase our understanding and appreciation of the unique characteristics and the rich cultural resources that administrators bring to the school district where they work. The research was conducted using ethnographic methodology and grounded theory. In an attempt to gather data to answer the research questions for this study, a series of interviews were conducted with 12 informants that included Haitian administrators. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and analyzed. It was found that a set of strategies were implemented by the Haitian administrators. Using these strategies, these administrators were able to show students' achievement. This study will help Haitians to continue their pursuit of administrative aspirations and contribute positively to the field of education. It will benefit school district administrators responsible for personnel hiring to select school-level administrators who have been specifically trained in the educational programs for bilingual student population and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. It is a way in which school districts can treat diversity as an asset. Also, the higher educational system will need Haitian administrators to serve as role models and provide leadership. The economic future of this country will also depend on well-prepared Haitian American administrators entering the job market. [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; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; New York