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Leaders Fostering Resiliency In Schools

Cox, Deborah Ann (2004) Leaders Fostering Resiliency In Schools. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This single case study of a school district described how school leaders created educational programs and practices that feature elements of a caring environment wihtin which students were frequently offered choices in their learning experiences. Data from a survey, school observations, interviews and formal documents were analyzed using a mixed method qualitative approach of triangulation, expansion and complementarity methods of analysis. The study determined that a caring environment with student choices existed in the district and its programs and practices were consistent with the literature on resiliency. The study also found the environment that developed through several critical events over eighteen years translated a vision into the organizational mission and belief. The leadership role was characterized by commitment to vision, mobilization of structure, a superintendent's stable tenure, and a proliferation of programs in a small school district size.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, Deborah
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCharles Gorman, gorman@pitt.eduGORMAN
Date: 17 December 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 19 November 2004
Approval Date: 17 December 2004
Submission Date: 13 December 2004
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leaders; Resiliency
Other ID:, etd-12132004-183427
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:10
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:54


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