EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
J. Howard Bowers, Russel West, Ernest Bentley, A. Keith Tuckett
The purpose of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of principal effectiveness in secondary schools nominated for the National Secondary School Recognition Program and a randomly selected sample of schools not nominated for the National Secondary School Recognition Program in Tennessee. Evaluation of principal effectiveness was based upon teachers' perceptions as measured by the Audit of Principal Effectiveness, (APE). The data were gathered by mail survey. The Audit of Principal effectiveness were sent to participating secondary schools in the state of Tennessee with enrollment of 1000 and more. The teachers were asked to participate by answering a questionnaire regarding their principal. Analysis of variance was used to determine whether there was a difference in teachers' perceptions of the principals. The results of this study were as follows: Scores on organizational development, organizational directions, organizational procedures, student relations, affective processes, educational program, instructional improvement, and curriculum improvement of principals in high schools nominated for the National Secondary School Recognition Program were significantly higher than scores of principals of randomly selected high schools not nominated. No significant differences were found in organizational linkage, organizational environment, teacher relations, and interactive processes scores of principals in high schools nominated for the National Secondary School Recognition Program when compared to principals of randomly selected high schools not nominated. Recommendations based on the findings were given.
Dissertation - unrestricted
Williams, Henry S., "Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness in Selected Secondary Schools in Tennessee" (1990). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4290. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4290
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