Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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The importance of this study rests upon its contributions to the study of the effects of system characteristics upon teacher effectiveness. Organizational climates of schools have a pervasive influence over the behaviors of teachers, and, in turn, upon pupils. The organizational climates of schools have been studied and their ideal profiles have been plotted. The effects of teachers' behaviors upon pupils have also had extensive consideration. However, the effects of the characteristics of the whole school upon intermediate and primary participants have not been studied. In particular, no studies have been done on the effects of the climate of the school upon teacher behaviors. This is precisely what this study was designed to investigate--relationships between teacher-perceived school organizational climates and pupil-perceived teacher leadership characteristics.

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Secondary Education

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Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Frank Angel Jr

Second Committee Member

Merle Mitchell

Third Committee Member

Wilson Howard Ivins

Fourth Committee Member

Robert Doxtator

Fifth Committee Member

John Aragon