Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Executive Ed.D. in Education Leadership Management and Policy

Department

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Advisor

Anthony Colella, Ph.D

Committee Member

Jan Furman, Ed.D

Committee Member

Kathleen Monahan, Ph.D

Committee Member

Anthony Petrosino, Ph.D

Keywords

turnaround, takeover, education reform, Regional Achievement Centers, New Jersey

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers regarding the interventions implemented by the Regional Achievement Center. The Regional Achievement Centers, RACs, were recently put into place through Governor Christie as a reform method for failing schools and are part of the New Jersey Department of Education’s mission to transform the department. Research was conducted using a qualitative design with a constructivist approach to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of those teachers working directly with the RAC teams in one of the states’ lowest performing schools.

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