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Date of Award

2006

Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Department

Educational Administration and Leadership

First Advisor

Fred Muskal

First Committee Member

Dennis Brennan

Second Committee Member

Michael Elium

Third Committee Member

Wayne Tierney

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the development and process of a small high school from the perspective of stakeholders. Research included semi-structured interviews with parents, students, teachers, administration, and other community members over a two-year period. Grounded theory methodology helped analyze the data and framed the study through process, interaction, and negotiation. Qualitative analysis of the data revealed that the development of a small school occurred in stages. Stages informed the process internally and extended to include a base of community support. Vision was a core category during the startup and implementation stages of development. Over time, the process included the building of relationships and program. This process also supported a stage of vision renewal in order to sustain vision and development.

Pages

137

ISBN

9780542765209

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