ERIC Number: ED193538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Role Clarification and Determination of the Responsibilities for Administrative Tasks Performed by Local Vocational Directors of Comprehensive High Schools in Colorado. Final Report.
Valentine, Ivan E.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the tasks and responsibilities of a local vocational director at the secondary school district level in Colorado. Its objective was to determine the perceptions of local directors of secondary school districts in Colorado and their immediate supervisors' perceptions of the administrative tasks and responsibilities that should be held by the local director. A second objective was to develop a position guide (position specifications and personal qualifications) for the local director of secondary school districts. Designed to describe what the role of the local director should be, the survey instrument consisted of 203 tasks and used a Likert-type scale with five ratings. Use of the Delphi technique required three rounds of questioning of the population--twenty credentialed, reimbursed local directors and their immediate supervisors in secondary schools in Colorado. In summarizing the views of the local directors, it was found that 167 tasks (82%) had strong agreement (67% or more of the population said it was a task). The summary of the views of supervisors showed that 177 tasks (92%) had strong agreement. There was strong agreement by both subpopulations concerning the administrative tasks a local director should perform. In addition, there was substantial agreement within broad responsibility modes as to the mode the local director should use in performance of the task. It was concluded that a position guide could be developed from the data. (Questionnaires from the three rounds are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Attitude Measures, High Schools, Job Analysis, Occupational Information, Questionnaires, School Districts, Secondary Education, Supervisors, Surveys, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 178 123.