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ERIC Number: ED042914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 144
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Personnel Responsible for Decisions Influencing Vocational Education in Local Schools.
Long, Gilbert Andrew
To determine where vocational education decisions are made in the administrative hierarchy of the school system and to measure the extent of agreement concerning the location of decision responsibility, superintendents, principals, and 204 vocational teachers in 22 Ohio secondary schools were interviewed using a decision analysis instrument composed of 45 decisions. The respondents generally agreed upon the location of decision responsibility for 38 of the 45 decisions. By using the same analysis instrument, a jury of experts in school administration were in agreement for 35 of these 38 decisions, inferring that experts in educational administration can project decision-making functions in secondary schools. Greater agreement in perception by the respondents was found concerning teachers' responsibilities, inferring that teachers' decisional functions are more commonly recognized than are those of the principal or superintendent. So that staff may be trained to make decisions within their particular function, more research should be conducted to define decision responsibilities of teachers, principals, and superintendents. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to the Ohio State University. (GB)
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