Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Gary Hartzell

Second Advisor

Dr. Laura Schulte

Third Advisor

Dr. Neal Grandgenett

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Larry Dlugosh


The purpose of this study was to investigate whether new central office administrators responsible for curriculum and instruction (ARCI) experience the encounter stage as described in stage model socialization theory. It sought to identify, categorize, and describe on-the-job experiences ARCIs encounter during the first year of service to a school district.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2003 Richard H. Christie.

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