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ERIC Number: ED012971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY IN TEXAS.
STOKER, W. M.
A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY OF THE 1030 TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS WAS CONDUCTED IN THE SPRING OF 1967. THE DATA FROM THE 800 QUESTIONNAIRES UTILIZED ARE SHOWN IN 39 TABLES. THE QUESTIONS WERE DEVISED TO ACQUIRE DATA CONCERNING (1) SIZE OF SCHOOLS, CLASSIFICATION OF DISTRICT, AND TENURE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, AND (2) ASPECTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENCY RELATING TO EXPERIENCE, ROUTE TO THE SUPERINTENDENCY, SALARIES EARNED AND OPINIONS OF EARNED SALARIES, AND SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE MEDIAN SCHOOL CONTAINED 655 STUDENTS AND THAT MOST DISTRICTS WERE CLASSIFIED AS RURAL. NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS WERE MALE WITH A MEDIAN AGE OF 47. THE AVERAGE SUPERINTENDENT HAD BEEN A SUPERINTENDENT FOR NINE YEARS, WAS A B UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND HELD A MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION. HE PROBABLY HELD POSITIONS AS A SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL BEFORE BECOMING A SUPERINTENDENT. HE RECEIVED A MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY OF $12,000 AND PROBABLY BELONG TO TSTA OR TASA AND TO NEA. HE LIKED BEST THE FEELING THAT HE WAS OF SERVICE IN EDUCATING CHILDREN. AREAS OF SUGGESTED RESEARCH INCLUDE--(1) SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION, (2) ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR, (3) THE RELATIONSHIP OF BACKGROUND TO ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR, (4) NONMEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND (5) SUPERINTENDENT ATTITUDES. (CC)
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Identifiers: Texas (Austin); Texas (Canyon)