ERIC Number: ED230362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Work and Work Arrangements of Public School Administrators: An In-Process Report of a Field Study of the Administration of Small, Rural Schools.
Reed, Donald B.; Conners, Dennis A.
The study is an in-process report and constitutes a step in a series of studies oriented toward developing a comprehensive understanding of the work and work arrangements of public school administrators in settings which are particularly suited for such studies. The settings chosen for the present study were three school districts with student enrollments between 100 and 400 students located in one county in a Pacific Northwest state. As a step toward realizing the purpose of the series of studies, the present study had four purposes. The first three were to determine at first level of approximation: (1) what tasks constitute the work of administrators in small rural school districts; (2) how the work of administration is divided among administrators; and (3) what environmental and organizational factors condition the quality, division, and stability of administrative work. The fourth purpose was to develop and refine a theoretical framework for the study which is useful in relating the nature, distribution, and stabilization of administrative work in small rural schools. Consistent with the research purposes, a qualitative field research methodology was utilized. The report of the study presents and analyzes field data consistent with the purposes of the study. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Northwest
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).