ERIC Number: ED226470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Maryland Elementary School Principalship in 1982: A Research Study. Summary Report.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Educational Research and Development.; Maryland Association of Elementary School Administrators, Columbia.
A survey of a 20 percent random sample of principals in Maryland public elementary schools produced 91 usable returns (for a 54 percent response rate). Data were collected on seven study areas. For each area, this report presents a brief description of the area, a discussion of important findings, and a short summary. The seven areas consisted of (1) principals' personal characteristics, including age, sex, race or ethnic group, job title, political philosophy and party, retirement plans, and job security feelings; (2) school and school district characteristics, such as size, composition, staff, structure, morale, subordinate and superordinate relationships, teacher transfers, commendations, innovation sources, and special education programs; (3) experience and preparation for the principalship; (4) salary, benefits, work year and week, attitude toward principals' collective bargaining, and written or unwritten contracts; (5) principals' role in administration, including budget, personnel, and instructional program, plus their degree of influence and authority and their evaluations; (6) attitudes toward 32 problems internal and external to schools, such as enrollment decline or staff dismissals; and (7) attitudes toward educational developments, including student development and behavior, the administrative team concept, and busing. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Educational Research and Development.; Maryland Association of Elementary School Administrators, Columbia.