Tracing change and its effects on students and staff : a longitudinal case study at one elementary school

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Dorothy Gwyn Harper (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Charles M. Achilles

Abstract: 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 and the spring of 1994. The researcher examines: a) staff conceptions concerning factors that initiate, support, or block restructuring efforts; b) staff conceptions regarding benefits and liabilities of change; c) student and staff outcomes; and d) actions of the principal. The researcher served as principal of the school during the research period. She accessed and analyzed six data sources in conducting this study: a) interviews of three key informants; b) anonymous staff surveys; c) End-Of-Grade test results; d) kindergarten screening results; e) unobtrusive measures; and f) transcribed notes from two focus groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Educational change $v Case studies
Elementary schools $z United States $v Case studies

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