ERIC Number: ED202104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Perceptions of Selected Texas Public School Superintendents Toward the Position of Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.
Hopkins, William Homer
A random selection of superintendents in Texas school districts with student populations of 500 to 50,000 was surveyed and a search made of the literature to determine the desired characteristics of those in the role of assistant superintendent of instruction. The information collected showed preferences concerning the field of specialization, administrative experience, teaching experience, academic preparation, and age of those administering the instructional program. Other aspects of the position considered were the position title, the level of authority, the need for certification and training of those in the position, the major duties and responsibilities of the position, the stability of the position, and the apportionment of time to different aspects of the job. In addition to the characteristics revealed in the survey, the study led to recommendations that a training curriculum be established, that certain qualifications be set, that the assistant superintendent of instruction serve in a line capacity, that the position emphasize curriculum and supervision, and that a uniform job description be established. Recommendations for further study are also included. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Texas School Study Council, Commerce.