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Author Chamberlain, Roger Wade
Title A study of principals and multicultural education
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Descript 147 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 58-01, Section: A, page: 0064
Adviser: Earl Hobbs
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Saint Louis University, 1997
This study researches the characteristics of middle level grade principals of predominantly European-American public middle schools to assess the correlation between the principal's individual characteristics such as academic and professional training, age, experience, gender, leadership, and mobility with the multicultural programs which they employ
The study also researches multicultural programs that these schools employ and their efforts to prepare their students for a global and pluralistic society
Two null hypotheses were tested. The first null hypothesis compared the characteristics of principals with the relation that these have on whether the principals' schools provide programs that prepare students for a pluralistic society. The statistical procedure used with the first null hypothesis was the Chi-square Test of Independence. The second null hypothesis tested whether these schools provide multicultural education programs that prepare students for a pluralistic society. A level of attainment was set at.666% or above for principals whose response is favorable to the existence of programs that address multicultural education
Based on the data secured in this study the following conclusions can be made: (1) The characteristics that relate to the first null hypothesis do not significantly impact whether or not the schools provide programs that prepare students for a pluralistic society. (2) Relating to the first null hypothesis, there is a need for principals to become more proficient in the assessment of the curriculum in their schools and a greater need of principals to be involved with their curriculum especially as they pertain to multicultural issues. (3) The evidence is conclusive in the second null hypothesis that the school population that is the focus, does not provide educational programs that address the educational needs of today's students in preparing them for a pluralistic society
School code: 0193
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 58-01A
Subject Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Administration
Education, Secondary
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author Saint Louis University
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