ERIC Number: ED348745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Empirical Validation of a Management Construct for District Level Supervisors.
Snyder, Karolyn J.; And Others
Findings of a study that examined the effects of a management/leadership program on school district work culture are presented in this paper. The Pasco County (Florida) school district under study was involved in school restructuring, part of which included participation in a management training program, Managing Productive Programs (MPP). MPP viewed program supervisors as resource managers rather than as traditional resource providers. Two pilot training groups with a total of 50 participants were composed primarily of central office supervisors and directors. The 2-year case study involved observation, interviews with 25 pilot group participants, document analysis, and the administration of two surveys--one to the 25 interviewees and one to 85 teachers and school administrators. Findings indicate that supervisors spent equal amounts of their time working with school agendas and program implementation, department/program-specific development projects, and districtwide initiatives. Virtually all the supervisory activities were tools accounted for in MPP training. A conclusion is that the supervisory transition from "helping" to "leading" behaviors has the potential to facilitate successful school change. Three tables are included. (Contains 16 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pasco County School District FL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).