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Jack Bowsher savy- a system serving only a quarter of its patrons well. A system which seemed immune to its own failures. I don't see it as an indictment of the.system, rather I see it as a challenge. My study in the graduate program has given me a perspective and sense of direction which can be used to make a difference. My graduate program, twelve years of classroom teaching and three years of administrative practice have been combined to develop a vision that, according to Jamieson and O'Mara (1991), reflects best practice, accepting individual differences, valuing people and providing choice. I have come to see a fundamental need to shift the responsibility for school improvement from teachers and students to the principal (Finn, 1986).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker

Second Advisor

Norman McCumsey


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