Needs assessment of elementary and secondary school communicators with the purpose of developing recommendations for professional development

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dc.contributor.author Tanzilli, Lu Ann M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:54Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1996 .T36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185913
dc.description.abstract Superintendents appear to be reluctant to allocate funds to train staff, and in other cases, appear to operate in a world that they still feel is untouched by modern communication changes and resulting needs. It is often the superintendent who is the district public relations spokesperson and figurehead; however it is often delegated to the principal, who in essence has the pulse of the operation nearest to him/her. The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) is continually attempting to improve communications, and offer professional development opportunities to membership.An exhaustive review of education and communications research has discovered no studies that have examined the professional development needs of school staff and administrators. The initial studies reviewed provide pertinent background information that prepares a foundation for continued studies and recommendations.Dr. F. Edward Wall, Executive Director of the Indiana Association of School Principals believes that it is important to begin the professional development process (assessment, planning, and implementation) with a survey of a representative group of member principals regarding their experience levels and their understanding of five key professional development topics, concurrently with the respondent's interest in additional training in these and corresponding areas of development.Since the survey/evaluation process does not have a historical reference this study would provide a valuable tool for program design and focus. Surveying Midwestern principals to learn the professional development needs of these principals, through their perspective. This survey will seek to learn the professional developments needs of today's school principals in Indiana in view of communication and technology changes taking place in society. The five areas for this study will include learning theory, curriculum and instruction, classroom management, supervision and management, and technology. Program design and focus for the Indiana Association of School Principals should be enhanced with these findings. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iii, 41 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Needs assessment of elementary and secondary school communicators with the purpose of developing recommendations for professional development en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1020045 en_US


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