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


Whole language; inclusion; acceleration; best practices; integrated curriculum; back-to basics; Education 2000; Carnegie Report; School-to-Work Initiative; technological course-ware; multiple intelligences; emotional intelligences; multicultural, non-sexist education; and strategic planning are all educational issues that have emerged, submerged, and in some cases re-emerged during the fifteen years that I have been teaching. As schools embrace or reject standards or movements, one can ask if the quality of education has actually changed. There are frequent reports and articles concerning the poor quality of the educational system within the United States. A continual debate surrounds the effectiveness of a system and the quality of students, teachers, and administrators. In this paper I will address some of the issues facing education today such as administrators as change agents, the role of parental involvement, effective instruction and important leadership skills.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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David K. Else


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