Year of Publication
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Leadership Studies
Dr. Lars Bjork
Dr. Tricia Browne-Ferrigno
The purpose of this study was to enhance the capacity of high school team staff members to support high school-level administrators and teachers providing services to students with disabilities in Jefferson County Public Schools. This task was accomplished by increasing their Individual Education Program (IEP) knowledge and skill acquisition through the implementation of a Community of Practice (CoP) as an intervention. Increasing staffs knowledge and skill in properly implementing a student’s IEP, may make them more efficacious in supporting high school level administrators and teachers.
The study used a mixed-methods action research design to collect and analyze data to inform the development and implementation of an intervention plan. The plan focused on increasing team members sense of self-efficacy through participation in a community of practice. Data was be collected prior to and after the intervention to assess the effectiveness of the intervention.
After reviewing the results of the study, It is the opinion of the researcher that proper implementation of the CoP may make staff more efficacious in supporting high school-level administrators and teachers providing services to students with disabilities.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Gudgel, Boyd, "IMPROVING SELF-EFFICACY OF TEAMS SUPPORTING ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS THROUGH COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE" (2022). Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies. 42.