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1. Green, Jean R. The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School.

Degree: EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2001, Virginia Tech

The process of teacher evaluation has often been less than satisfying for both teachers and administrators. Educational literature dealing with teacher evaluation shows that it is frequently a rote procedure with little or no benefit for the people involved. In this study, the researcher used the action research process to design, implement, and evaluate a new system of teacher evaluation and development in St. Anne's Catholic School. Twenty teachers of the twenty-two member faculty participated in the two-year study. Together, the teachers and administrator examined the original system of evaluation and then devised a new system. They put the new process into effect, critiqued it, and revised it. The administration and faculty learned that teacher evaluation can be more meaningful if teachers are involved in its planning, given a choice of evaluation methods, and evaluated consistently throughout the school year. Advisors/Committee Members: Parks, David J. (committeechair), Crockett, Jean B. (committee member), Dawson, Christina M. (committee member), Fenchak, Richard J. (committee member), Niles, Jerome A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: teacher evaluation; teacher development; reflective practice; action research; Catholic education

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APA (6th Edition):

Green, J. R. (2001). The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/29775

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Green, Jean R. “The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School.” 2001. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech. Accessed June 26, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/29775.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Green, Jean R. “The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School.” 2001. Web. 26 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Green JR. The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2001. [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/29775.

Council of Science Editors:

Green JR. The Development of a Meaningful Teacher Evaluation Process in a Catholic Elementary School. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2001. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/29775


Virginia Tech

2. Dowling, Maureen F. Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture.

Degree: EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2000, Virginia Tech

In recent years a body of literature on the topic of school culture has emerged, highlighting the importance of developing strong school cultures. My purpose was to explore the creation of culture in a new school by studying the school's core principles, leadership, history, practices, decision making, language, membership, environment, and critical events. The setting for this descriptive case study was Chapman Friends School - an alternative Quaker high school located in a mid-Atlantic state. Data-gathering techniques included: (a) weekly on-site observations, (b) formal interviews, (c) school publications and documents, and (d) the researcher's log. The data were analyzed with a thematic coding system based on the cultural components. Three factors were found to be critical in the creation of culture at Chapman Friends School: (a) core principles and the symbolic interactions whereby they were transmitted; (b) the charismatic, authentic leadership of the headmaster; and (c) the consensus-based standards for student membership. The creation of culture at Chapman Friends School was a process wherein school members sought to resolve problems and issues resulting from their conflicting expectations of what the school should be. The creation of culture at Chapman Friends School involved the development of a shared image of what the school should become. Finally, as indicated by previous researchers and supported in this study, a culture evolves over time. The findings expand the field of literature on the subject of school culture and provide insight for school leaders and educators seeking to create effective school cultures. Related topics for further study include: (a) student enrollment screening procedures which shape a school culture, (b) the effect of secular school leaders on the creation of culture in religious-based schools, (c) the effect of the absence of a Quaker majority in Quaker schools, and (d) alternative environmental options for school settings and their effect on school culture. Advisors/Committee Members: Parks, David J. (committeechair), Parson, Stephen R. (committee member), Fenchak, Richard J. (committee member), Dawson, Christina M. (committee member), Carlton, Patrick W. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Friends School; Culture; Alternative Schools; Quaker; LD5655.V856 2000.D695

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APA (6th Edition):

Dowling, M. F. (2000). Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/26407

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dowling, Maureen F. “Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture.” 2000. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech. Accessed June 26, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/26407.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dowling, Maureen F. “Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture.” 2000. Web. 26 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Dowling MF. Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2000. [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/26407.

Council of Science Editors:

Dowling MF. Chapman Friends School: A Study of the Creation of Culture. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2000. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/26407

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