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Title:Perceptions of Executive Directors of State Board Associations Regarding New School Board Member Training
Author(s):Clauson, Margaret Elizabeth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hackmann, Donald G.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract:Findings indicate that the majority of executive directors were male (84.2%), White (89.1%), and had 10 or less years of experience in their positions (65.7%). The topics included in state board association training sessions generally were similar across the 38 states, and there was agreement about the importance of those topics. Included topics and importance ratings did not differ significantly based on whether or not there is a legislative mandate for training or by the number of school boards within a state. The training methods that were employed also were similar, with an emphasis on conference sessions, specialized workshops, and whole board training. States with more school districts were less likely to report that they utilized the general conference session and more likely to report use the web/Internet as a training tool. These larger states also viewed the Internet/web as more important than their smaller counterparts. Smaller states rated specialized training for new board members as more important than larger states. Non-mandated states also were more likely to indicate a role for the district superintendent and school board president in providing training to new board members.
Issue Date:2009
Description:185 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3362757
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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