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ERIC Number: ED014128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 173
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF SELECTED ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIORS AMONG ADMINISTRATORS FROM INNOVATIVE AND NON-INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS. FINAL REPORT.
KLINGENBERG, ALLEN JAY
DATA FROM 20 REPRESENTATIVE MICHIGAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS (FIVE INNOVATIVE AND FIVE NONINNOVATIVE WITH A HIGH-COST FACTOR AND FIVE INNOVATIVE AND FIVE NONINNOVATIVE WITH A LOW-COST FACTOR) WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL SYSTEM INNOVATIVENESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 109 OF 116 SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS WHO HAD SERVED FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS, AND STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS WERE HELD WITH ALL 20 SUPERINTENDENTS. CHI SQUARE ANALYSIS AND THE FISHER EXACT PROBABILITY TEST WERE USED TO TEST HYPOTHESES RELATING SCHOOL SYSTEM INNOVATIVENESS TO SEVEN SELECTED ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIORAL DIMENSIONS--EXPERIENCE, PREPARATION, ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL READING, INFORMATION SOURCES USED, INVOLVEMENT OF TEACHING STAFF IN CURRICULUM CHANGE, AND RECOGNITION OF TEACHING STAFF'S WORTH AND DIGNITY. ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT ADMINISTRATORS IN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS DIFFER PRIMARILY FROM THOSE IN NONINNOVATIVE SYSTEMS IN FIVE WAYS--(1) THEY RELY UPON A GREATER NUMBER OF INFORMATION SOURCES FOR NEW CURRICULUM PRACTICES, (2) THEY HAVE MORE YEARS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE, (3) THEY HAVE MORE YEARS OF TOTAL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, (4) THEY ALLOW GREATER INVOLVEMENT OF THEIR TEACHING STAFFS IN CURRICULUM CHANGE, AND (5) THEY SHOW GREATER RECOGNITION OF THEIR TEACHING STAFF'S WORTH AND DIGNITY. IMPORTANCE OF THE COST FACTOR AS A DETERMINING VARIABLE WAS MINIMAL. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Public Instruction, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan (Lansing)