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dc.contributor.advisorMessner, Phillip E. (Phillip Eugene), 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorHooker, Beverlyeng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 29, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Phillip Messnereng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysiseng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstractLack 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.eng
dc.format.extentx, 104 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872568774eng
dc.identifier.otherHookerB-043012-D181eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15000eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertationseng
dc.subjectprofessional developmenteng
dc.subjectleadership trainingeng
dc.subjectcore competencieseng
dc.subjectHead Starteng
dc.titleUtilization assessment of Head Start leadership professional development resourceseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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