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Utilization assessment of Head Start leadership professional development resources

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dc.contributor.advisor Messner, Phillip E. (Phillip Eugene), 1941- en_US
dc.contributor.author Hooker, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T13:44:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T13:44:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other HookerB-043012-D181
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15000
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 29, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Phillip Messner en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Ed. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012 en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis en_US
dc.description "May 2012" en_US
dc.description.abstract Lack of knowledge surrounding professional development choices of Head Start directors served as the catalyst for proposing this study. Inability to identify a Head Start-specific survey instrument designed to query directors about professional development further validated the idea. The Head Start Directors Professional Development Resource Survey (PDRS) was designed specific to Head Start directors in an effort to glean quantitative data that would inform policy. Eighty-seven Head Start directors working in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska were invited to participate in the study. Forty-three participants responded through an online survey resource, providing information about their professional development choices with relation to specific Head Start leadership core competencies (supervision, grant administration, planning and organizational development). From a predetermined list of professional development resources, directors were asked to indicate utilization (yes/no) and degree of utilization of each resource. Survey results indicated Head Start directors utilize a variety of professional development resources to enhance leadership skills across all core competency areas. Variables found to be significant for resource utilization included location of Head Start program and position tenure of director. Continued research incorporating a qualitative component and involving a larger number of Head Start directors is recommended to further inform federal policymakers. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 104 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2012 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject professional development en_US
dc.subject leadership training en_US
dc.subject core competencies en_US
dc.subject Head Start en_US
dc.title Utilization assessment of Head Start leadership professional development resources en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational leadership and policy analysis en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ed. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations


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