The Resource Local decision making : the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices, Angela Marie Rolofson, (electronic resource)

Local decision making : the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices, Angela Marie Rolofson, (electronic resource)

Label
Local decision making : the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices
Title
Local decision making
Title remainder
the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices
Statement of responsibility
Angela Marie Rolofson
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this heuristic, social constructivist, phenomenological study was to understand the perceptions of teachers, school administrators and state legislators on the relationship between federal legislation, which is affecting educational experiences in Missouri public schools, and educational practices at the local level. This study was guided by each participant's active participation in answering questions and sharing their realities. Six participants were interviewed for this study. Along with the interviews, questionnaires were elicited and documents were analyzed. The recurring themes of accountability, disconnect from federal legislation and active engagement were present in each story. The findings of this study suggest that teachers and administrators feel they are actively involved in the development of curriculum at their district level. Interviewees described themselves as very involved in the process of curriculum development and rated themselves high on how much control they believe teachers have regarding pedagogical decisions and instructional practice. The legislators also responded that their level of involvement is high. When asked about key players in educational curriculum and standards the responses in this area did not always trickle down to the district level but remained at the federal and in some instances the state level. There did appear to be significant disconnect between federal legislation initiatives and state level initiatives and educator involvement. The opportunity for Participatory Action Research as a means for collaboration was explored. Although federal mandates tied to high stakes testing seems to drive some of the curriculum, the teachers and administrators in this study provided dialogue that suggested a sense of independence from the mandates and the freedom to choose instructional methods and pedagogy to meet the needs of students. Though there was still the accountability factor and the fear that schools are not being held accountable by federal mandates in a fair manner
Cataloging source
UMK
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rolofson, Angela Marie
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
School of Education. 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
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Caruthers, Loyce Ellenor
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  • Education and state
  • Curriculum planning
Label
Local decision making : the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices, Angela Marie Rolofson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-180)
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 -- Methodology -- Findings -- Implications and recommendations -- Appendix A. Consent for participation in research study -- Appendix B. Introduction to study letter -- Appendix C. Questionnaire-school personnel -- Appendix D. Questionnaire-legislators -- Appendix E. Interview questions -- Appendix F. Letter to obtain permission for study sites -- Appendix G. Phone script
Control code
855116628
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (195 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)855116628
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
Local decision making : the relationship between federal educational legislation and educational practices, Angela Marie Rolofson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-180)
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 -- Methodology -- Findings -- Implications and recommendations -- Appendix A. Consent for participation in research study -- Appendix B. Introduction to study letter -- Appendix C. Questionnaire-school personnel -- Appendix D. Questionnaire-legislators -- Appendix E. Interview questions -- Appendix F. Letter to obtain permission for study sites -- Appendix G. Phone script
Control code
855116628
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (195 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)855116628
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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