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.
|Commitee:||Buckley, Phillip, McKenney, Elizabeth|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|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|
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