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ERIC Number: ED042706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 10
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Guidelines for School District Staffing Models.
Patterson, Robert A.
A study attempted to ascertain if practical and flexible criteria could be developed that would be useful as guidelines to school districts in the state of Washington in meeting current staffing problems. The guidelines focused on and incorporated 1) current education objectives, 2) psycho-sociological influences, 3) changing methods of education, 4) technology, and 5) new organizational arrangements into a system for personnel management. Four procedures for developing the guidelines were 1) review of pertinent studies in the field of staffing, 2) analysis of annual personnel reports filed by all Washington school districts with the state, 3) review of the literature to identify emerging directions in staffing practices, and 4) interviews with 180 superintendents in the state on perceptions of staffing needs. Guidelines were drawn from an analysis of the six major trends in staffing practices which were identified: 1) greater use of collegial organization; 2) increased staff specialization; 3) greater use of teacher terms; 4) the increasing influence of the personnel function; 5) application of a systems approach to personnel management; and 6) increased use of the evaluation process. (This paper, which summarizes processes and conclusions of Patterson's doctoral dissertation, contains the 29 guidelines, grouped according to the six trends, and diagrams of four differentiated staffing models incorporating them.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: School Information and Research Service, Olympia, WA.