Date Approved

4-21-1998

Embargo Period

8-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Egg Harbor High School (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.); Interns (Education); Schedules, School; School administrators--Training of

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this internship in Educational Administration at the Egg Harbor Township High School in Egg Harbor Township was to provide the intern with experiences which enhance the skills that are vital to achieving success as a school leader. The purpose of this study in the area of change was to conduct a feasibility study on block scheduling by involving all constituent stakeholders in the process during the 1997-98 school year. The intern researched various block scheduling plans, attended workshops on block scheduling, organized a Block Scheduling Study Committee, visited various block-scheduled schools, and made information available to constituent stakeholders – teachers, students, parents, administrators, and school board members – through discussions, presentations, and surveys. As a result of this project, the intern gained meaningful and practical knowledge in involving stakeholders in change. The intern was able to recommend to the superintendent the continuation of the feasibility study on block scheduling during the 1998-99 school year with plans for implementation at Egg Harbor Township High School during the 1999-2000 school year.

In addition, the intern was able to develop leadership skills by utilizing strategic planning in a block scheduling feasibility study in order to bring about organizational change at Egg Harbor Township High School.

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