Über den Autor
Joseph D. Latess has served four different school districts as a teacher and coach, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator. He is currently the assistant superintendent of the Shaler Area School District near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Chapter 1 Schools as Organizations Chapter 2 A Brief History of Focus-Group Research Chapter 3 Silenced Voices Chapter 4 Causes for Silence Chapter 5 Efforts to Hear the Voices Chapter 6 The Focus-Group Process: An Ideal Method for Breaking the Silence Chapter 7 Focus-Group Design Chapter 8 Procedures for Conducting Focus-Group Chapter 9 Social Constructions and Context Underlying the Focus-Group Process Chapter 10 Data Presentation and Action-Plan Development Chapter 11 Application of the Process:The Focus-group Process Tool Chapter 12 Other Tools of the Trade Chapter 13 Reflections
This book provides information on how to use focus-group research to gain insight and allow input from various individuals or groups that may often be silenced during any decision-making process. A history of focus-group research is presented, along with various social and political structures within a school organization that inadvertently silence individuals and groups.