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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

I’m Here for the Children: Elementary Principals Responses to Marginal Teachers
by Murillo, Heather, Ed.D., St. John's University (New York), 2019, 170; 13812954
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to identify practices that signal underperformance of teachers to building-level administrators as well as identify how building-level administrators respond to teacher underperformance and the steps taken to move them out of mediocrity. The researcher seeks to provide recommendations to help building-level administrators address teacher underperformance and identify the barriers elementary principals face when dealing with underperforming teachers. The participants in the study included 15 elementary principals working in different districts within Suffolk County, New York. Principals were included from a variety of experience levels. Interviews were used as a data collection method. Interviewee’s responses were input to NVivo, a qualitative computer software program, for coding and analysis. This study will allow for a cohesive definition of teacher mediocrity, a clear depiction of steps taken to address teacher mediocrity and recommendations to be made to the existing literature on how to address teacher mediocrity, which can be shaped into a continuous plan for teacher improvement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Annunziato, Anthony
Commitee: Bernato, Richard, Blanchard, Weedens
School: St. John's University (New York)
Department: SoE Educational Administration and Supervision
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational administration, Elementary education
Keywords: Children, Elementary principals, Marginal teachers
Publication Number: 13812954
ISBN: 9781392758564
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