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ERIC Number: ED549519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-7930-9
Teacher Response to Research-Based Decision Making for Classroom Practices
DiMarco, Linda Yee
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Kentucky University
This qualitative action research study examined teachers' perceptions of leadership, research-based practices, and experience. I investigated how these three factors influenced the culture and change process at one suburban high school in order to better understand the context and to ultimately use the knowledge gained to improve the culture and change process at the school. I interviewed five teachers and also collected data from various artifacts. The findings were used to open up dialogue with administration in the desire to bridge the current rift between teachers and administration. The findings indicate that the teachers want to participate in decision making, should be exposed to research early on in their undergraduate programs, should conduct their own action research studies, value their colleagues' experiences as well as the teaching experience of the administrators, and that open communication about the purpose of a new change might increase the acceptance of the change. [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: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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