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dc.contributor.advisorGrogan, Margaret, 1952-eng
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Deborah Kathryneng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 13, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Researchers/school leaders individually investigated the extent to which the restructuring and renewal of middle schools impacted growth toward academic improvement in their respective schools. This study was conducted as action research in a collaborative effort between three researchers in one district. The restructuring and renewal of participating middle schools served as the basis for the action research, and was the foundation for the study problem. Results indicated that the action research plan designed by the building leadership team and implemented by staff for six weeks was moderately successful. Data collected in the form of observations, notes, anecdotal notes, journals, and artifacts supported the teachers' perceptions that the plan brought moderate improvement to support renewal goals. Findings also indicated that the meta-learning, or "learning about the learning" which occurred parallel to the action research process was the real success story in this study. Implications from this study to other researchers participating in similar restructuring or renewal efforts may be meaningful and insightful to planning and expected outcomes.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb66640301eng
dc.identifier.oclc314667180eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5956eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5956
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshSchool management and organizationeng
dc.subject.lcshSchool improvement programseng
dc.subject.lcshMiddle schools -- Administrationeng
dc.titleThe importance of ownership in the renewal process of one middle schooleng
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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