Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

James Crawford

Number of Pages



The study ascertained the perceptions of business, community and education representatives on the education needs in Nevada. The research followed up a Statewide Needs Assessment Process conducted in 2004 involving 60 people with interviews conducted with selected representatives in 2007. The Nevada needs assessment was the first recorded example of a formal process designed to determine stakeholder perceptions about education. The research conducted in 2007 provided an update on what was learned from the Statewide Needs Assessment Process in 2004. The major themes that surfaced in the 2004 needs assessment were: (1) Ready to Learn, (2) Successful Transitions, (3) Equity and Access and (4) Exceptional People. These four major categories generated a new list of questions which were asked in the 2007 interviews to gain updated information on the perceptions of business, community and education representatives about the education needs in Nevada; A case study descriptive methodology was used to conduct the study and included the interview responses of the business, community and education representatives in both 2004 and 2007. The research provided evidence and rationale which pertained to the contemporary needs of the education system in Nevada.


Business; Community; Education; Educational Needs; Nevada; Perceptions; Regarding

Controlled Subject

School management and organization

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2744.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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