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Educational leadership, policy and foundations and curriculum and instruction, by Michael Bryan Abel

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Educational leadership, policy and foundations and curriculum and instruction
Title
Educational leadership, policy and foundations and curriculum and instruction
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Bryan Abel
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Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teacher preparation programs in the United States face increasing pressure to restore America as the preeminent leader in a knowledge-based global economy by graduating a highly skilled workforce. A growing national focus on the importance of early childhood education as a key factor for improving student performance is drawing attention to preparation programs for teachers of young children. College administrators of these programs are challenged by wide variability in program type and the degrees offered, characteristics of the institutional setting, and limited institutional resources. Furthermore, there is a lack of clarity about what bounds early care and education and differing opinions about best practices. Standards, regulations, and teacher certification criteria in early childhood education are varied and dynamic across states. Little is known about the effectiveness of early childhood teacher preparation. This dissertation research examined differences in faculty beliefs compared across factors including types of higher education organizations--as defined by Birnbaum's (1988) model of administrative practice, the Carnegie classification of colleges and universities, and whether their early childhood programs lead to teacher certification. A national survey of 151 early childhood teacher educators, from 125 colleges and universities, in 35 states was conducted to assess beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP)--the industry standard and a key distinguishing feature of high-quality early education. The Teacher Beliefs Scale (Charlesworth et al., 1990, 1993) was selected to assess the degree to which teacher beliefs align with appropriate practices. This study revealed that faculty beliefs were predicted by organizational types of colleges and universities (collegial, bureaucratic, political, anarchical, and cybernetic) related to their governance structure and organizational coupling relationships. Findings suggested that faculty teaching in institutions, which they perceived to be of the anarchical type, were more likely to have DAP beliefs. Also, significant differences in faculty beliefs were found between two-year colleges and four-year institutions. Assuming that faculty beliefs are reflected in the curriculum and pedagogy in teacher preparation, evidence about differences across program type and classification will be useful for college and university administrators, public policy makers, and professionals serving the early childhood system
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, Michael Bryan
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Butner, Bonita K.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Early childhood education
  • Teachers
  • Teachers
Label
Educational leadership, policy and foundations and curriculum and instruction, by Michael Bryan Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Bonita Butner
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-148)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research methods -- Results -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A. SSIRB notice of exempt determination -- Appendix B. Revised recruitment invitation letters
Control code
919953927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (151 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919953927
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Educational leadership, policy and foundations and curriculum and instruction, by Michael Bryan Abel
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Bonita Butner
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-148)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research methods -- Results -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A. SSIRB notice of exempt determination -- Appendix B. Revised recruitment invitation letters
Control code
919953927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (151 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919953927
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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