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ERIC Number: ED030176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 22
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The Relationship of Staff Tenure and Administrative Succession to Structural Innovation.
Preising, Paul P.
A mailed questionnaire survey of public high schools in California and Oregon was conducted to determine if differences exist in the length of tenure and the recruitment of personnel in schools stratified on the basis of adoption of four innovations: Teacher aides, team teaching, variation in class size, and variation in length of class period. Rate of response was 64% from California schools and 68% from Oregon schools. Minor distinctions reduced analysis to responses from 105 schools in Oregon and 309 in California. Dependent variables, for which correlation to adoption of innovations was determined, included superintendedt tenture, principal tenure, faculty tenure, district size, school size, and expenditure per pupil. Testing of five major hypotheses indicated that length of tenure of superintendents, principals, and faculty is not significantly correlated with adoption of educational innovations. In California the manner of recruitment of superintendents (from within or outside the system) is supported as a determinant of high, medium, or low structural innovation. Testing of three minor hypotheses generally yielded a positive correlation between the extent of structural innovation and the three variables of mean size of district enrollment, mean size of individual school enrollment, and mean expenditure per pupil. (JK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5-8, 1969).