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Snyder, Sid Interview Audio
Snyder, Sid Interview Audio
Baseball in Pennsylvania Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Sid Snyder on October 17, 1994.
1994
Snyder, Sid Interview Transcript
Snyder, Sid Interview Transcript
Baseball in Pennsylvania Oral History Collection
Transcript of the interview of Sid Snyder on October 17, 1994.
1994
Someday We'll All Be Free
Someday We'll All Be Free
Somewhere That’s Green
Somewhere That’s Green
Special education teacher and administrator perception of the teacher evaluation process in western Pennsylvania
Special education teacher and administrator perception of the teacher evaluation process in western Pennsylvania
Amanda White
Teacher evaluations have long been used to increase teacher effectiveness and accountability in public schools. According to the literature, special education teachers have varied roles and responsibilities, the most crucial being improving the post-secondary outcome...
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Teacher evaluations have long been used to increase teacher effectiveness and accountability in public schools. According to the literature, special education teachers have varied roles and responsibilities, the most crucial being improving the post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. With the number of students identified with disabilities increasing each year, it is more important than ever to develop the skills of marginal teachers and further develop those who are already proficient. This qualitative study investigates the perceptions of special education teachers and administrators in Western Pennsylvania regarding the evaluation process used by public school districts. Survey data were collected from five special education teachers and five administrators representing five different school districts in Western Pennsylvania. Data tools included the Teacher Evaluation Profile for Teachers and Administrators, followed by individual interviews via Zoom. The Teacher Evaluation Profile had Likert-type questions and open-ended responses. The Likert-type questions, open-ended responses, and subsequent interviews allowed special education teachers and administrators to reflect on their perception of the evaluation process in their district. This study demonstrated that special education teachers are more frustrated with the evaluation process. However, the administrators were reasonably satisfied with the process. They found that using Differentiated Supervision allowed special education teachers to take a more active role in their evaluation and subsequent professional development decisions. This study resulted in findings that support the need for additional professional development for teachers and administrators in evidence-based practices in special education classrooms and a more significant presence in the special education classroom by administrators.
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2022
Special education teacher job satisfaction
Special education teacher job satisfaction
what can we learn from positive organizational scholarship and satisfied special educators
Kerra Holden
Special Education Teacher (SET) job satisfaction and workplace commitment have long remained an elusive goal for many school communities and administrators. Workplace stress and burnout have burdened the role since its inception in 1975, leading to significantly more...
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Special Education Teacher (SET) job satisfaction and workplace commitment have long remained an elusive goal for many school communities and administrators. Workplace stress and burnout have burdened the role since its inception in 1975, leading to significantly more turnover than in other teaching roles and, more generally, other fields. This turnover, and various efforts to fill SET roles with unqualified educators, negatively affect the learning and school success of over one million students with disabilities each year. This study sought to learn from the small percentage of individuals who choose to stay in the Special Education Teacher role for more than 10 years and report high job satisfaction as well as a sense of thriving at work. Utilizing a qualitative research approach, as well as positive deviance lens, this study sought to understand what school leaders may learn from highly satisfied SETs and which leadership practices and strategies may encourage SET job satisfaction. Furthermore, potential intersections between SET job satisfaction and positive organizational scholarship were examined, to best understand how the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) may, if at all, inform the role of special education administrator. The findings of this study extend beyond the intersection of POS and SET job satisfaction and suggest the addition Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives into current conceptualizations of SET job satisfaction and retention.
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2022
Special educators' perspectives and experiences with workplace bullying
Special educators' perspectives and experiences with workplace bullying
Kristin Pierson-Malenky
The purpose of this study was to determine K-12 special educators’ perceptions and experiences with workplace bullying. Specifically, this study focused on the experiences of educators in PSEA’s Midwestern Region. Their perceptions and experiences are presented seque...
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The purpose of this study was to determine K-12 special educators’ perceptions and experiences with workplace bullying. Specifically, this study focused on the experiences of educators in PSEA’s Midwestern Region. Their perceptions and experiences are presented sequentially, through key cruces that evolved through the interview process. The participants in the study were five special educators, in various teaching positions, and at varying points in their careers. Each participant was interviewed for approximately 30 minutes via Zoom. This interview was a semi-structured format, discussing their experiences and perceptions of workplace bullying in their K-12 special education positions. The intention of this research was to gather perspectives of the participants about the growing phenomenon of workplace bullying, thus lending itself to a phenomenological research design. From each question in the interview the researcher extrapolated key cruces through multicyclic coding analysis. Creswell (2007) and Tracy (2013) suggest involving participants in the review process to ensure the accuracy and intentions of their interview responses. Therefore, following the interviews, each participant received an electronic copy of the transcribed interview and reviewed it for precision. This goal of this study is for participants’ voices to uncover potential connections or truths to help understand the phenomenon of workplace bullying. These findings may transfer to other occupations or fields also struggling with workplace bullying. The population sample is unique to my personal experience, but the overarching goal spreads further than K-12 special education departments. The combination of cruces revealed in Chapter IV, can be grouped into four key areas for the purpose of further discussion. These provide a solid foundation for understanding the participants responses concerning their experience and perceptions on workplace bullying. The four key areas are workplace environment and administrative applications, similarities and differences between special educators and general educators, experiences with workplace bullying and social structures in the workplace, and personal reflections participants wished to share. This study concludes that workplace bullying is occurring in all five participants districts in various formats. The participants are calling for administration to assist in creating a safe, productive, and positive work environment for all building members.
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2023
The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1994)
The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1994)
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1994)
1994
The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1996)
The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1996)
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the The Spencers Publicity Photograph (1996)
1996
Spotts World Culture Building
Spotts World Culture Building
SRU Jazz Festival
SRU Jazz Festival
Wycliffe Gordon
2023
Stahlman, Joe Interview Audio
Stahlman, Joe Interview Audio
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Audio recording of the interview of Joe Stahlman conducted on September 11, 2008.
2008
Stahlman, Joe Interview Transcript
Stahlman, Joe Interview Transcript
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Transcript of the interview of Joe Stahlman conducted on September 11, 2008.
2008
Stahlman, Joe Interview Video Clip
Stahlman, Joe Interview Video Clip
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Video clip from the interview of Joe Stahlman conducted on September 11, 2008.
2008
Stahlman, Joseph Interview Audio
Stahlman, Joseph Interview Audio
Slippery Rock University in the Sixties Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Joseph Stahlman on June 12, 1991.
1991
Stahlman, Joseph Interview Transcript
Stahlman, Joseph Interview Transcript
Slippery Rock University in the Sixties Oral History Collection
Transcript of the interview of Joseph Stahlman on June 12, 1991.
1991
Steele, Terry Interview Audio
Steele, Terry Interview Audio
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Audio recording of the interview of Terry Steel conducted on January 7, 2022.
2022
Steele, Terry Interview Transcript
Steele, Terry Interview Transcript
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Transcript of the interview of Terry Steel conducted on January 7, 2022.
2022
Steele, Terry Video Clip
Steele, Terry Video Clip
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Video clip from the interview of Terry Steel conducted on January 7, 2022.
2022
Stinging Rain Publicity Photograph
Stinging Rain Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Stinging Rain Publicity Photograph
1993
Stone Romeo Publicity Photograph
Stone Romeo Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Stone Romeo Publicity Photograph
1993
Strain Safety Building
Strain Safety Building
Strain Behavioral Science Building
Stutz, Roslyn Interview Audio
Stutz, Roslyn Interview Audio
Queens of Slippery Rock Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of the 1969 Homecoming Queen Roslyn Stutz.
2017
Stutz, Roslyn Interview Transcript
Stutz, Roslyn Interview Transcript
Queens of Slippery Rock Oral History Collection
Transcript of the interview of the 1969 Homecoming Queen Roslyn Stutz.
2017