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dc.contributor.authorWood, Karen M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:10:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:10:54Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05112006-154805en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37758
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to obtain information from a rural population regarding what makes a good elementary school. A random telephone sample of 100 participants was selected with a total of 83 participants responding to the telephone interview. The interview requested participants to respond to an open-ended question as to the qualities necessary for a good elementary school grades K-7. The interview also was designed to gain information regarding demographic variables of participants in an effort to identify patterns of responses. In addition, a comparison of participants' responses to the research of Ron Edmonds was conducted. Participants identified qualities related to teachers, principals, curriculum, and environmental conditions -as properties of a good elementary school. An overwhelming number of participants indicated teachers who demonstrated care, concern, understanding, patience, and who provided learning experiences that promote success as necessary to a good school. A comparison of participants' responses to the research of Edmonds revealed little consistency between the perceptions of lay people in and the findings of researchers regarding qualities of a good elementary school. Finally, participant demographic variables were examined as they related to the characteristics of teachers, principals, curriculum, and environmental conditions. None of the demographic variables were found to be significantly related to the qualities of a good elementary school.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1993.W66.pdfen_US
dc.subjectSchools Virginia Patrick County Evaluation.en_US
dc.subjectEducational surveys Virginia Patrick County.en_US
dc.subjectSchool improvement programs Virginia Patrick Counten_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1993.W66en_US
dc.titleCharacteristics identified by a rural population as necessary for a good elementary schoolen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Administrationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairParks, David J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGraham, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnston, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRogers, Cosby Steeleen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWorner, Wayneen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05112006-154805/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-11en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-05-11
dc.date.adate2006-05-11en_US


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