Achilles, Charles M.

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An investigation of the relationships among leadership styles, occupational stress, and type A behavior of principals 1989 12 Principals experience many pressures as they perform their daily duties. They are involved with teachers, parents, students, and members of the community. They must motivate, discipline, counsel, and direct activities. Their leadership styles, behavi...
An educational program in breast cancer screening for first-degree relatives of breast cancer patients 1990 9 The purpose of this study was to evaluate an educational program for asymptomatic first-degree female, adult relatives of breast cancer patients designed to increase their participation in breast cancer screening. Two hundred patients were enrolled i...
Personal perspectives of major factors that influenced the educational, personal and professional development of senior-level black women administrators in higher education : implications for future black women administrators 1991 7 Personal interviews were used to explore the educational, personal and professional experiences of 14 senior-level black women administrators in higher education. Positions held by these women ranged from academic dean to vice-president in historical...
The multistep grievance procedure : a cybernetic feedback loop operating in local education agencies of the North Carolina public education system (K-12) 1991 10 The purpose of this study was to test hypotheses based on the Reilly (1989) theory of change, a current revival of systems theory, in the public education system. The study described the initiation, settlement, and outcomes of the multistep grievance...
Profiles in excellence : leadership styles of female principals in high schools of excellence 1991 8 There is little research available on the successful female high school principal. This study initiates a combination of cognitive and preference patterns and leadership styles research of successful female high school principals in schools of excell...
An evaluation of the High Point, North Carolina Cities in Schools program 1991 16 Dropout prevention programs evolved because of the high rate of students who terminated their education before high school graduation. These programs focused on addressing the unique needs of at-risk students. High Point, North Carolina Cities in Sch...
What is the importance of a prekindergarten program to achievement and school success for students in rural Chatham County, North Carolina? 1991 6 The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the Early Adventures Program, a school-based prekindergarten in Chatham County, North Carolina. Twenty-five prekindergarten students were compared to an equivalent control group with no school-based p...
Implementing the vision of the high school principal 1991 15 The purpose of this study was to identify the characterisitics, behaviors, and strategies used by three North Carolina principals in the implementation of their visions of the effective high school. The selected population was composed of those schoo...
An investigation of the relationships between Gaston County's instructional management system (MAC) and California Achievement Test scores 1991 15 The purpose of this research was to determine if students whose teachers were a part of the Gaston County instructional management system for math and communication skills (MAC) — a criterion-referenced test-based management system scored higher on t...
Alternative compensation method : a theoretical reward system model incorporating adult-life and work/career stages of school administrators 1991 9 The purpose of this research study was to design a theoretical compensation system for school administrators incorporating concepts of career/work development and adult-life stages. Some of the questions guiding the study were: (1) What are the simil...
The lead teacher model : a case study 1991 14 The purpose of this research was to describe, via case study method, the Lead Teacher model in place in a North Carolina high school, know as Alpha County High School (ACHS). Given special legislative authority, ACHS developed the model from a descri...
The Yazoo Library Association's significance in history : the American social and public library movements in the South 1992 11 The social library movement was a predecessor of the public library movement in the United States. It was primarily a nineteenth century phenomenon and is generally considered to have laid the foundations for the public library movement that develope...
A study of five diverse middle schools and their efforts to bring about positive changes with at-risk students through invitational education 1992 4 This qualitative study included an analysis of the efforts of five North Carolina middle school Connection Teams (CT). These CTs participated in a project funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation entitled: Connecting with the Disconnected Student-A...
School Improvement Groups Network (Project SIGN) : a two-year study of a collaborative school restructuring effort at the Camp Lejeune dependents' schools 1992 12 The purpose of this study was to describe the implementation in a school system of a collaborative, shared decision-making process, School Improvement Groups Network (SIGN). Specifically, the study explored and described the "how" elements of impleme...
The relationship of teachers' involvement in participative decision making at different career stages and teacher career satisfaction 1992 4 The purposes of the study were to investigate the involvement of teachers in the building-level participative decision making process and to determine if the different stages of teacher career development affect involvement in the decision making pro...
The impact of teacher renewal seminars on classroom practices : a case study of selected participants of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching 1992 1 This embedded single-case study examined the impact on school and classroom practices of selected K - 12 teachers who had attended professional development renewal seminars at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The gui...
An examination of small class as a "gap reduction" strategy for achievement differences in groups of students, K-3 1993 5 The primary purpose of this research was to examine patterns of achievement among white and minority students in small (S), regular (R), and regular-with-aide (RA) class-size treatments over varying lengths of time and at varying start-up years, grad...
The process of change and the development of alternative teacher evaluation models in four schools 1993 2 The purpose of this study was to investigate the process of educational change in four schools where administrators and teaches designed and implemented alternative teacher evaluation models. Using Berman and McLaughlin's (1975) three stages of chang...
Who benefits : a study of Pell grant and Stafford loan awards in four-year colleges, 1986-87 and 1989-90 1994 4 This study investigates who received Pell Grants and Stafford Loans in four year colleges in 1986-87 and 1989-90 to see if there were differences in the likelihood of receiving these types of aid based on the year, gender, race, dependency status, in...
Tracing change and its effects on students and staff : a longitudinal case study at one elementary school 1994 3 The researcher of this case study investigates the processes and results of change in one elementary school where the teachers and the administrator initiated and implemented multiple restructuring efforts, over three years, between the fall of 1991 ...
The effect of class size on retention in the primary grades : implications for educators and policy makers 1993 3 This post hoc study analyzed data collected through the STAR Project in Tennessee. This project followed students in early primary (k-3) from 1985 through 1989 in order to study the effects of class size on achievement. Lasting benefits studies are o...
Economic development effectiveness of selected Piedmont Triad community colleges 1993 8 The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of selected community colleges in meeting economic development needs including job training and small business development within the Piedmont Triad area, an economic region in Central North ...
A comparative study of life in first grade classrooms of 1:14 and 1:23 teacher/pupil ratios 1995 2 The purpose of this study was to identify and describe communication interactions between teachers and students in small (1:14 teacher/student ratio) classrooms. The study was conducted in two North Carolina schools in October 1993-May 1994. School A...
Legal aspects of special education with respect to program inclusion or exclusion based solely on disabilities 1995 3 With the advent of the civil rights movement in America in the 1960's, equality of education for all students has been in the forefront of judicial decisions. With the passage of numerous public laws, Congress has provided definitions of the rights o...