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ERIC Number: ED002904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jun-1
Pages: 94
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THE INCENTIVE APPROACH TO STATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION--CHANGE IN TWO PILOT CENTERS.
BILLS, ROBERT E.
THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO TEST THE CONCEPT THAT A STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WHEN WORKING DEMOCRATICALLY WITH COUNTY AND LOCAL UNITS CAN PROVIDE SOCIALLY DESIRABLE GOALS. PROFESSIONALS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND PUPILS FROM TWO COUNTIES WERE GIVEN A BATTERY OF ADJUSTMENT AND VALUES INDEXES, A MEASURE OF ASSUMED SIMILARITY, AND A ROLE CONCEPT Q-SORT. THESE TESTS WERE GIVEN BEFORE 1959 AND AFTER 1961, WHICH WAS THE INTENSIVE PERIOD OF REORGANIZATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND LOWER LEVELS OF ADMINISTRATION. MASON AND DODDRIDGE COUNTIES WERE SELECTED FOR THE PILOT CENTERS. A REVIEW OF THE WORK IN THE TWO COUNTIES DURING THE STUDY SUGGESTED THAT, DUE TO MORE SYSTEMATIC EFFORTS, MORE CHANGES SHOULD BE FOUND IN MASON THAN IN DODDRIDGE. IN BOTH COUNTIES PRINCIPALS HAVE ASSERTED THEMSELVES AS LEADERS IN INSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENT. IT WAS ALSO BELIEVED THAT THIS CHANGE SHOULD BE REFLECTED MORE IN THE RESULTS IN THE TESTS GIVEN THE PRINCIPALS THAN IN THOSE GIVEN TEACHERS, PUPILS, OR PARENTS. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT CHANGE ALSO WAS EVIDENCED BY THE STUDENTS IN THE TWO COUNTIES, AGAIN MORE IN MASON THAN IN DODDRIDGE. IN THE COUNTY WHERE MORE SYSTEMATIC AND CONCERNED HELP WAS GIVEN, MORE CHANGE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.; West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: Alabama (Auburn); WEST VIRGINIA; West Virginia (Doddridge County); West Virginia (Mason County)