ERIC Number: ED245299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effective Management: Important Aspects and Impact on Achievement.
Pena, Deagelia M.; Hill, Florence
This paper presents some of the results of a survey of participants in the Detroit Public Schools Management Academy's Required Management Seminars and includes suggestions for full-scale evaluation of a program such as this, which ultimately seeks to improve achievement. Questionnaires were sent to 400 participants, most of whom were principals or vice-principals, age 50+, who had worked in the school system more than 20 years. Respondents identified concepts more often than skills when asked to identify the most practical things learned from the sessions, and recognized the value of the learned skills to their needs and the needs of the school. In the ratings of the most practical and important sessions, the sessions dealing with self-improvement were rated highest; followed by sessions related to concrete, job-related issues; and finally, sessions dealing with more remote and controversial issues. In the context of full-scale evaluation, a survey such as this is most valuable for identifying program areas needing improvement. The impact of the seminars on the participants's management behavior would be the second phase of an evaluation. A third phase would review the program's impact on achievement as measured by student test scores and quality of teaching, teachers, and school activities. (DCS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Detroit Public Schools Management Academy MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).