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


Upon graduation in 1973 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and certification in Early Childhood Education, I was very certain that I wanted to teach kindergarten in the public school. This strong desire to teach in the public schools was rooted in my belief that the public school was the institution best suited to provide for the educational needs of young children. Student teaching both in the private sector and the public school had strengthened this belief. With a degree in child development, I had a solid background in not only the art of teaching young children but also the science of how young children develop and learn. As I entered the public school system in the fall of 1973, I soon discovered that most of my colleagues were trained in elementary education and possessed a very different philosophy about teaching young children.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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