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ERIC Number: ED018836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 73
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE.
HOLDEN, ROBERT L.
TO INVESTIGATE, DESCRIBE, AND EVALUATE THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GUIDANCE IN TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND TO RELATE THESE CHARACTERISTICS TO THE PRINCIPALS' CONCEPTS OF GUIDANCE, A THREE-PART QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DEVELOPED, TESTED, AND MAILED TO 359 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS. THE QUESTIONNAIRES ELICITED GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRINCIPALS AND THEIR SCHOOLS, INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE, AND THE PRINCIPALS' CONCEPTS RELATED TO ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE. THE LATTER WERE RANKED AND CORRELATED WITH EXPERTS' RANKINGS AND CORRELATED WITH ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS. DISCRIMINATING QUESTIONS INVOLVED INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING BY A SPECIALIST, GROUP COUNSELING, COMMUNITY REFERRAL RESOURCES, GUIDANCE FOR ALL PUPILS OR ONLY FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL PROBLEMS, PERIODIC PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND PARENT-GUIDANCE PERSONNEL MEETINGS. PRINCIPALS WHOSE GUIDANCE CONCEPTS MOST CLOSELY RESEMBLED THE EXPERTS HAD "BETTER" ORGANIZATIONAL PLANS THAN THOSE WHOSE CONCEPTS LEAST RESEMBLED THOSE OF THE EXPERTS. THE STUDY DEMONSTRATED A LACK OF SATISFACTORY ORGANIZATIONAL GUIDANCE PLANS, A PRINCIPAL-EXPERT DISPARITY IN CONCEPT AGREEMENT, AND A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPALS' CONCEPTS AND MANY ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS. LEADERSHIP, WORKSHOPS, GUIDELINES, AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ARE RECOMMENDED. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, Austin.
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