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ERIC Number: ED011139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF INTERACTION AMONG PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS DURING SCHOOL FACULTY MEETINGS.
CRISPIN, DAVID B.; PETERSON, R. DUANE
A PRINCIPAL'S INTERACTION PATTERN IN FACULTY MEETINGS, TESTED BY THE CRISPIN SYSTEM OF INTERACTION ANALYSIS WAS HYPOTHESIZED TO BE THE MAJOR CAUSE FOR INTERSCHOOL TEACHER ATTITUDE DIFFERENCES. THE AUTHORS FURTHER HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE MORE INDIRECT THE PRINCIPAL'S BEHAVIOR (WILLINGLY SHARES HIS AUTHORITY WITH TEACHERS), THE MORE SUPPORTIVE WILL BE THE TEACHERS' BEHAVIOR (WILLINGLY COOPERATIVE). PRINCIPAL BEHAVIOR WAS RECORDED AS DIRECT (USES AUTHORITY) OR INDIRECT (SHARES AUTHORITY), AND TEACHER BEHAVIOR WAS RECORDED AS NONSUPPORTIVE (PERFUNCTORY) OR SUPPORTIVE (WILLINGLY COOPERATIVE). THE DATA REPRESENTING OVER 20,000 INTERACTIONS IN 30 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACULTY MEETINGS INDICATED A REJECTION OF THE STATED HYPOTHESIS. TEACHERS TENDED TO BE SUPPORTIVE IRRESPECTIVE OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT PRINCIPAL BEHAVIOR. THE AMOUNT OF TEACHER PARTICIPATION WAS, HOWEVER, EXACTLY TWICE AS HIGH IN THE INDIRECT CLIMATES. THE CONSISTENT TEACHER REACTION TO THE VARYING BEHAVIOR OF PRINCIPALS WAS AT VARIANCE WITH FINDINGS IN OTHER DISCIPLINES WHERE THE BEHAVIOR OF A GROUP WAS DEPENDENT UPON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE LEADER. FURTHER RESEARCH WAS SUGGESTED USING SECONDARY AND LARGER URBAN SCHOOLS, DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS BY THE SAME PRINCIPALS, AND THE ATTITUDES AND THE BEHAVIORS OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1967). (GB)
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Identifiers: CRISPIN SYSTEM OF INTERACTION ANALYSIS; New York (New York)