ERIC Number: ED197442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Staff Development and Curriculum Services for Quality Education. Part I: Labor-Intensiveness in School Board Administration: Focus on Curriculum Services and Staff Development Processes. Part II: Delphi Studies on Curriculum Services and Quality Education.
By comparing a large and small school board in Ontario, this paper, in part 1, seeks to draw conclusions about the effects of declining enrollment on administrative functions and labor-intensiveness and, in part 2, analyzes educators' views on curriculum services and quality programs using the Delphi technique. The data for part 1, derived from management information system studies, indicate that, on a per-pupil basis, the large board does not seem more labor-intensive except in curriculum studies. However, the large board appears to engage in more inefficient processes because of the formal accountability procedures required in a larger staff. In part 2, the author finds that in the small district the curriculum services provided by the central administration are more important to the board than to the classroom teacher, but in the large district usefulness to the board and the classroom teacher is comparable. From data gathered on educators' views of quality education, the author concludes that the majority of educators rate primary level objectives in the highest category. Flowcharts, questionnaires, and analyses are included. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Boards of Education, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Flow Charts, Foreign Countries, Job Simplification, Management Systems, Retrenchment, Staff Utilization
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Part I: Record No. ON01566/CODE00289; $1.00 microfiche; Part II: Record No. ON01567/CODE00342; $1.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Identifiers: Delphi Technique; Ontario
Note: For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.