Title

Exploring the contributing factors of success in department of defense schools : a literature review

Abstract

Each year Department of Defense schools worldwide outscore most every state in the U.S. on the National Assessment of Education Progress test (Kingston, 2002). This literature review is a culmination of multiple research studies done on various facets of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). It explores the contributing factors of success in DoDEA schools from a perspective of a potential new teacher applicant. This thesis begins with the history of DoDEA since its creation in World War II, and then leads into its chain of command, from the Secretary of Defense down to regional superintendents, school principals, and teachers. The adequate funding and financial resources of Do DEA are explained, along with the Community Strategic Plan, which is a set of guidelines that drives all school program decisions. School curriculum and instruction, professional development, and parent influence and the military's corporate commitment to excellent are also discussed. Perhaps, more than any other factor, the community influence and support for academic excellence contribute to its sustained success.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2009

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Education

Degree Program

Elementary Education

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education;Education -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022374

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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