Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
School of Education
The purpose of this quantitative study is to analyze data around school culture and climate during the authorization process of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Data collected was analyzed to test the hypothesis that the authorization process serves as a "weeding out" of students by causing a significant difference to the culture and climate of the school. The study also tested the hypothesis that the school leader has an influence on the culture and climate of the school during this process. With this being the first study of its kind focusing on the differences in culture and climate of a high school during the authorization process of the diploma programme, results were unexpected, but provide profound suggestions for effectively leading this process.
Adams, Daena Barrett, "International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: The Culture and Climate in Lower Performing High Schools During the Authorization Process" (2017). Dissertations. 2765.
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