Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Summers, Kelly H.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Educational leadership||School management and organization||Educational psychology

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to survey Illinois public school board members to examine the association between local public school board member beliefs and behaviors and student academic achievement. Relatively little research exists linking school board member behaviors and beliefs to school district student academic achievement data. Specifically, this study examined self-reported mindset beliefs of school board members and how those beliefs related to several outcomes, including how board members report spending their time during board meetings and the importance placed upon certain board activities. All data were collected via a survey. The final sample was 44 participants from the northern Illinois region. Overwhelmingly, all board members reported growth, rather than fixed, mindsets. Implications for the board room are discussed.

Comments

Advisors: Kelly H. Summers.||Committee members: Benjamin Creed; Stephen Tonks.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

158 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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