Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Orin B. Graff
John W. Gilliland, Ira N. Chiles, Galen N. Drewry, George R. Brady
Introduction: The superintendents of several public school systems in East Tennessee met during the summer of 1959 to form an organization for the purpose of improving public schools through cooperative study and research. This organization was named "Public Schools for Cooperative Research" and soon came to be known as "PSCR." For a number of years such an organization had been the topic of many informal discussions in which superintendents visualized its possibilities and potentialities. Staff members of the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision in the University of Tennessee's college of Education also expressed a keen interest in this type organization and, serving as consultants, shared in its establishment and early development.
Peters, Ralph Martin, "The Effectiveness of Internal Communication in Selected School Systems in East Tennessee. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 1960.