Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Today's Public Schools: Perceptions of Staff and Parents in District 7's CASTLE Autism Programming
by Wells, Tara R., Ed.D., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 144; 3621612
Abstract (Summary)

This mixed methods action research study examines the perceptions of educators and parents in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the District 7 CASTLE Program, and to develop a system for effective and ongoing CASTLE Program evaluation and improvement. Quantitative findings in this study suggest that, overall, staff members and parents perceive the CASTLE Program positively in terms of professional development, job satisfaction, and overall program evaluation. Qualitative findings suggest that: growth is measured in a variety of ways, trainings are viewed positively, behavior management is difficult, the program is viewed positively, and an effective model for program evaluation involves several components.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Puchner, Laurel
Commitee: Buckley, Phillip, McKenney, Elizabeth
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 75/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration
Keywords: Asd programming, Efficacy, Job satisfaction, Professional development, Program evaluation
Publication Number: 3621612
ISBN: 978-1-303-92813-0
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