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School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;


Whether it be efforts to develop state and local standards, new forms of assessment, innovations in technology, or application of new approaches to teaching and learning, changes must occur in the place our society calls school. The complex nature of our education system requires courageous and responsible action on the part of individuals who believe in preparing our children for life in the 21st century. This is both a national priority as well as a moral responsibility. Business at school as usual is no longer an option. Change in the culture and instructional practices of today's school requires the dedication and effort of an administrator who is willing to undertake the challenge to work for change. It is with this thought in mind that it became a personal decision to embark on a career change. The decision was made to leave the classroom to pursue a degree in educational administration in order to become an educational administrator.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Robert H. Decker

Second Advisor

Dale R. Jackson


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