The effects of management practices of principals on implementation of an elementary mathematics program

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dc.contributor.advisor Nesper, Paul W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hamman, Velda Taber en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:26:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:26:20Z
dc.date.created 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1983 .H35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/176577
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of management practices of principals on implementation of an elementary mathematics program. Sixty-three elementary teachers, one-half of the population, representative of the seven elementary schools of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, St. Joseph County, Indiana were used for the study.A focused interview was used to determine an overall Level of Use for each teacher and the critical components of the mathematics program being utilized. A 90 item inventory was used to assess the perceptions of teachers regarding management practices of principals. Significance of 15 management practices dimensions at the .05 level of significance was tested using chi-square.Findings1. After a two and one-half year implementation effort, 76 percent of the teachers in the total sample (100 percent in three schools, 80 percent in two schools, and 20 percent in two schools) were using the mathematics program as operationally defined.2. The degree of implementation of the mathematics program ranged across seven discrete use or nonuse levels for the total sample of teachers and across two to six levels in individual schools with users and nonusers in six schools clustered into two or. four levels. 3.There were no significant differences among the management practices of the seven elementary principals relative to any of the 15 management dimensions observed.Conclusions1. Use of the mathematics program and the degree of skill and sophistication with which teachers were using the program varied more among schools than within.2. There were no perceived differences in the management practices of the seven elementary principals. en_US
dc.format.extent 3, vi, 210 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title The effects of management practices of principals on implementation of an elementary mathematics program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/225244 en_US


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