ERIC Number: ED034307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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The Role of the Specialist in the School Program.
Battles, John J.; Bagley, E. Robert
IAR-Research Bulletin, v8 n3 p3-6 May 68
This study attempts to define the role of the specialist in school districts and to identify the relationship between deployment of specialists and school quality. A time equivalent measure was used (i.e., the percentage of time a specialist spends at a certain function) to quantify the specialist's services. In addition, the recipient of the function, defined as students, desk work, classroom teachers, and members of the community, was also included as a factor of interest in the study. The results showed that the titles of specialists were not descriptive of the tasks they perform. The specialist time equivalent was found to be useful in providing the administrator with a method of some accuracy for measuring the degree to which particular services are provided within the school. A related document is EA 002 623. (Author/LN)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.