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DeHaas, Patricia A.

Works: 6 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 37 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Patricia A DeHaas
School environment handbook by Patricia DeHaas( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is divided into two sections focusing on awareness and assessment activities designed to improve the total environment of the school. The activities can be used by one or more persons, and are appropriate for students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. The first section presents suggestions and activities to help explore individuals' awareness of the school environment in three dimensions. The first of these is self-awareness in the school environment, the second is awareness of settings within the school environment, and the third is awareness of general school environment. Forms are provided for clarifying personal attitudes and behaviors and for drawing up an individual daily activities profile. Activities are presented to help the individual identify some of the important settings in the school, to become aware of the location of significant settings, and to identify settings in which significant interactions take place. Forms are provided to aid in examining the physical characteristics of the school environment and the rules that govern behavior in that environment. The emphasis is upon the ways that these dimensions influence school participants and their interactions with each other. The second section is designed to aid in assessing the school environment and in investigating the attitudes and behaviors of the people in the school. Forms are provided for assessing personal strengths, weaknesses, and attitudes. Three worksheets are designed to allow individuals to assess and analyze specific locations in the school, problems they may present, and rules that govern behaviors in those settings. A questionnaire or general school survey that may be used in planning changes in the school environment is included. (JD)
School environment handbook by Judith A Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This section of the School Environment Handbook can be used by schools to improve school environment and to develop the necessary change strategies. The handbook serves four major purposes. First, the material is designed to facilitate thinking about steps in the planning process. Second, it discusses how to set goals and to state them in ways which will make it easier to plan and carry them out. Introducing the steps involved in goal implementation is the third major purpose. The fourth purpose involves evaluation of the planning process, implementation, and results of change. Activities and analysis forms are provided for completing the following planning steps: (1) forming a planning group; (2) developing goals; (3) choosing among goals; (4) stating goals; (5) knowing the context for planning; (6) forming the working group; (7) developing plans; (8) choosing a model plan; (9) anticipating problems; (10) follow through and follow up; and (11) ongoing formal and informal evaluation. Forms are included for both formative and summative evaluation of the changes made to improve the total school environment. (JD)
School environment handbook by Judith A Gillespie( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook, produced by the School Environmental Impact Program (Indiana) was developed to improve school environments and to create more positive attitudes and behaviors in school participants (all those involved in the school and its environment). It is designed to help in the assessment of school conditions by individuals, groups, or school districts. The program focuses on the cafeteria as the hub of the school, since profound interaction has been observed between activity in the cafeteria and in other school settings. An overview provides a discussion of the total school environment, pointing out its composite parts: physical attributes, school rules on behavior, attitudes related to responsible behaviors in school settings, and decision making. Ways in which activities suggested in the handbook can be carried out are described. A format for conducting workshops to increase awareness of the school environment and to plan activities to improve attitudes and behaviors is presented. Four workshop activities are introduced: (1) to promote awareness of the school environment; (2) to assess problems and opportunities for change within the school setting; (3) to plan for achieving specific goals; and (4) to evaluate the success of the program. A questionnaire is provided for use in each of these activities. A case study is presented of a workshop that was successfully conducted using the format offered in this handbook. An annotated bibliography of eight major works in the area of school environments and their impact is included. (JD)
School environment handbook by Judith A Gillespie( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: A three part handbook, the product of the School Environmental Impact program, is designed to help evaluate and produce more positive attitudes of school students, teachers, staff and parents through improvements of school environments. Part I provides a rationale for how and why environments affect attitudes and behaviors of school participants and a sample set of materials for workshops which enhance participants' environmental awareness and offer opportunities to plan changes. Also included is an annotated bibliography of 8 major works in the area of school environments and their impact. Part II provides awareness and assessment activities and directs information collection needed to proceed with environmental changes. Part III provides resources for goal setting activities, developing strategies for change and evaluating outcomes. Activity descriptions and participant worksheets are provided for all topic areas. (js)
Factors Influencing Teacher Burnout by Jayne Raquepaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion and cynicism frequently occurring among human services professionals. Education is one profession whose members are particularly susceptible to burnout. There is a need to identify causes of burnout and possible ameliorative strategies, as perceived by teachers. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (mbi), a measure of the burnout syndrome consisting of three subscales (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment), was administered to 101 high school teachers. Teachers also answered questions on demographics, the teaching profession, perceived causes of burnout, and ways to decrease burnout. The results indicated no significant relationship between demographic characteristics and scores on the mbi subscales. Attitudes about leaving the teaching profession were significantly related to all three subscales, and length of employment correlated negatively with how often teachers thought of leaving the profession. The five most frequently cited causes of burnout were lack of administrative support, lack of parental and community support, workload, low student motivation, and discipline problems. Developing a positive relationship with the administration, decreasing teacher workload, receiving more parental and community support, and developing effective disciplinary procedures were the most frequently suggested strategies for decreasing burnout. (The survey used in the study is appended). (Nrb)
School environments and their impact : an assessment report by Judith A Gillespie( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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