A Descriptive Analysis of the Perspectives of Neville High School's Teachers Regarding the Schools Renovation

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This paper describes a study conducted at Neville High School (Louisiana) in 1996-1997 designed to examine the effects of facility renovation on faculty morale. Questions considered participant views of the renovation process; their levels of frustration; their concerns over changes in certain physical properties that may effect school tradition and heritage; and feelings of pride, motivation, and new attitudes. Findings show a wide spread of competing emotions, e.g., participants expressed negative comments about change while indicating how excited they were about the newness of it all. Despite numerous negative comments, overall morale appeared to be higher as a result of the renovations.
Dawson, Christella G. B.; Parker, D. Randall
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