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ERIC Number: ED010708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE TEAMING OF PRINCIPALS PROJECT, A REPORT TO THE FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION.
ANASTASIOW, NICHOLAS J.; FISCHLER, ABRAHAM S.
THE CASE STUDY TECHNIQUE WAS USED TO RECORD AND ANALYZE THE FUNCTION AND EFFECT OF A FIVE-MAN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL TEAM OPERATION OF FIVE SCHOOLS. EACH TEAM MEMBER SHARED THE VESTED RESPONSIBILITY, ADMINISTRATION, AND INSTRUCTIONAL TASKS OF EACH SCHOOL BY PARTICIPATING IN GROUP PLANNING SESSIONS TO MAKE DECISIONS CONCERNING PROBLEMS IN THE FIVE SCHOOLS, AND BY ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE OR MORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM IN ALL FIVE SCHOOLS. TESTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES USED TO VERIFY FINDINGS INCLUDED (1) LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR DESCRIPTION QUESTIONNAIRE, (2) HOLLINGSHEAD TWO-FACTOR INDEX OF SOCIAL POSITION, (3) GOUGH'S ADJECTIVE CHECKLIST, (4) TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE, (5) PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT, AND (6) ATTITUDE SCORES. RESULTS SHOWED (1) THE TEAM MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO WORK EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTS REQUIRED IN THE SCHOOL AND THE DISTRICT, (2) TEAM MEMBERS REALIZED A NEED FOR FURTHER, MORE SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN CURRICULUM, SUPERVISION, AND GROUP INTERACTION, (3) SLIGHTLY HIGHER INTEREST AND ACHIEVEMENT SCORES FROM THE CHILDREN AND MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES FROM THE TEACHERS WERE OBTAINED IN THE TEAM-ADMINISTERED SCHOOLS THAN IN THE OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, (4) THE STIMULATION AND INTERACTION WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS RESULTED IN MORE DECISIONS, (5) TEACHERS EXPRESSED CONCERN FOR NOT BEING INVOLVED IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN EACH SCHOOL, AND (6) THE TEAM FAILED TO PROVIDE FOR SYSTEMATIC STAFF EVALUATION. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Palo Alto)