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ERIC Number: ED161138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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An Analysis of Selected Variables of Organizational Structure and Their Relationship to the Rate of Adoption of School Reorganization in Iowa School Districts from 1956-1962.
Watson, Karilee Kay
The relationship between organizational structure and the rate of adoption of school reorganization was investigated in this study. Subjects included 139 Iowa school districts that were implementing the 1953 Iowa School Reorganization Law. This law mandated the consolidation of districts into larger community school districts. Variables concerning school organization included organizational structure, size, complexity, formalization, and financial state. Analyses were conducted through the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Test for intercorrelations and the stepwise forward regression technique. Data were taken from official records of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. Findings indicate that rapid reorganization was correlated with larger enrollment in grades 10-12, lower enrollment in grades 1-3, and larger geographical area. Slower reorganization was correlated with fewer buildings, teachers, and students; and with larger amounts for salaries, instruction, transportation, plant operation, and general fund levy. The study suggests indicators for determining when reorganization of a system is a favorable option. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iowa
Note: Paper presented at the Canadian School Trustees' Association Congress on Education (1st, Toronto, Ontario, June 17-21, 1978)