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ERIC Number: ED012696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PRINCIPAL AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL FACULTY MEETINGS.
AMIDON, EDMUND; BLUMBERG, ARTHUR
THE EFFECTS OF FACULTY MEETINGS ON TEACHER MORALE WERE INVESTIGATED VIA A SIX-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONDED TO BY 40 ELEMENTARY AND 49 SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS ENROLLED IN GROUP DYNAMICS WORK AT ONE UNIVERSITY AND BY 74 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM A STATE EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORY. RESPONSES WERE ON A NINE-STEP, NEGATIVE-TO-POSITIVE SCALE TO SUCH QUESTIONS AS (1) WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO FACULTY MEETINGS, (2) DO YOU FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF, AND (3) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS. TEACHERS' RESPONSES WERE MAINLY IN THE NEGATIVE TO NEUTRAL RANGE, WHILE PRINCIPALS' RESPONSES TENDED TO BE POSITIVE. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RESPONSES OF TEACHERS AND OF PRINCIPALS WERE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT. ALSO, ON FOUR OF THE SIX ITEMS, TEACHERS' RESPONSES WERE MORE VARIABLE, WHEREAS FOR PRINCIPALS, THERE WAS A "TYPICAL" REACTION. RESULTS WERE INTERPRETED AS SHOWING THAT TEACHERS WERE CONCERNED WITH THE CLASSROOM, BUT PRINCIPALS WITH THE ENTIRE SCHOOL. THE LARGE GAP BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS SUGGESTED THE NEED FOR MORE RESEARCH ON THE SCHOOL AS AN ORGANIZATIONAL ENTITY AND FOR DEVOTING INSERVICE TRAINING TO ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "ADMINISTRATORS NOTEBOOK," VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3, NOVEMBER 1966, AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM MIDWEST ADMINISTRATION CENTER, 5835 KIMBARK AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637, FOR $0.25. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Midwest Administration Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)