ERIC Number: ED027596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-17
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Leader Behavior, Curricular Implementation and Curricular Change.
Kline, Charles E.
In a study to determine the relationship between the behavior of school system leaders and curricular change, interview and questionnaire response data were analyzed from two populations: (1) Perceived central office curricular decision makers of 10 public school systems in the State of Wisconsin, and (2) a sampling of 335 K-12 classroom teachers in those systems (18% of the classroom teachers in each system). Curricular decision makers were identified as eight superintendents, one director of curriculum, and one assistant superintendent of instruction. Leader behaviors considered were those of Initiating Structure and Consideration. Teacher acceptance and implementation were evaluated for 335 curricular plans produced from 1962 to 1965. Analysis of the study's findings indicated that there is a direct relationship between the consideration a curricular decision maker shows his teachers and the extent to which his curricular plans and guides are used by his teachers in planning their instructional programs. (JK)
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Identifiers: Halpin Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire; Wisconsin
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 17, 1966).