ERIC Number: ED176522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Expectations for the Role of Cooperative Special Education Director.
Duncan, Robert R.; Hill, Richard L.
To clarify the role expectations held for the cooperative special education director in North Dakota, questionnaires were sent to 30 public school superintendents, 22 special education directors, and 30 special education teachers. Results of the questionnaire showed that the rankings of the seven task performance areas identified in the survey were (in descending order of importance): personnel, curriculum and instruction, finance, superintendent relationships, public relations, legislative responsibility, and research and continued study. The rankings for personal characteristics of the director (in descending order of importance) were: task-related characteristics, personality, intellectual ability, social characteristics, social background, and physical characteristics. The third part of the survey concerned 20 selected administrative situations. Among findings for this section was that all groups agreed that the cooperative directors always should accept responsibility for developing long range plans for the special education program. The authors' conclude with 10 recommendations such as the need for additional research and evaluation. The questionnaire and references are appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Personnel Directors, Questionnaires, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Departments of Education, Superintendents, Tables (Data), Task Performance
Bureau of Education Research and Services, Box 8158-University Station, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202 ($1.50, query for quantity price)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers: North Dakota