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dc.contributor.advisorMessner, Phillip E. (Phillip Eugene), 1941-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHooker, Beverly
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 29, 2012).en_US
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.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Phillip Messneren_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysisen_US
dc.description"May 2012"en_US
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.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 104 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherHookerB-043012-D181
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15000
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2012 Dissertations
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_US
dc.subjectleadership trainingen_US
dc.subjectcore competenciesen_US
dc.subjectHead Starten_US
dc.titleUtilization assessment of Head Start leadership professional development resourcesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US


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