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An Exploration of Mission Drift in Texas Charter Schools
by Fuller, Scott Allen, Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2019, 202; 13882327
Abstract (Summary)

With the current study, the researcher analyzed and explored the concept of mission drift in Texas charter schools. In this convergent parallel mixed-method study, the researcher examined mission clarity, mission intentionality, and the use of the school's mission. The researcher used and modified the Mission Drift survey created by the authors of Mission Drift. Using Pearson r product-moment correlation coefficient, Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, independent samples t-test, and open-ended questions, a positive significant relationship was shown to exist in four of nine variables. Those variables are level of education of the superintendent, the number of campuses, the number of students, and the number of employees. Information from the current study can assist leaders from both the nonprofit and public sectors to identify causes or challenges of mission drift in their organization. The current study could be used as a resource to evaluate how well organizations are aligned to their mission.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seay, Alan
Commitee: Dugger, Neil, Lebsack, Joel, Lee, Sharon
School: Dallas Baptist University
Department: Educational Leadership K-12
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Business education, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Charter schools, Mission, Mission drift, Nonprofits
Publication Number: 13882327
ISBN: 978-1-392-15211-9
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