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ERIC Number: ED028520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 11
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Authority of Position and Authority of Knowledge: Factors Influencing Teacher Decisions.
Clear, Delbert K.
To test the influence of principals, subject matter experts, and department chairmen upon teacher decisions, an experiment was conducted with secondary school social studies teachers, principals, and department chairmen as participants. While the results of the experiment were uniformly nonsignificant, respondents generally concurred that the principal has little influence over teacher decisions. Teacher respondents consistently indicated influence of their teacher colleagues as greater than that of their principals (authority of position) or department chairmen (authority of knowledge). (JK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 1969).