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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Educational Administration and Leadership
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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.
Roberts, Matthew Thomas. (2006). Community vision and the development of a small high school. University of the Pacific, Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2511
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