Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
Dr. Valerie Schmitz
Dr. Shannon Hart
This change leadership plan examined the fidelity of implementation of strategies teachers learned during professional development at an elementary school in a large Midwestern urban school district. Emphasis was placed on the quality of teacher-student relationships as well as the strategies teachers used to address undesired behaviors. Also included were actions I took as an administrator with struggling teachers. While it was evident that in order to change student behaviors it would be necessary for teacher behaviors to change, making this change happen through greater teacher accountability measures proved to be challenging. Teacher resistance made it clear that the best interests of students would fall to the preferences of adults, which led to critical lessons in leading teachers through change.
Kurth, Tequila S., "Improving Student Behavior Through the Use of Greater Teacher Accountability Measures" (2016). Dissertations. 154.
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