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ERIC Number: ED082317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 12
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Perceptions of School Board Members and School System Personnel Concerning Role Responsibility in Initiating Solutions to Educational Problems.
Hollis, Coy F.
This study was an attempt to describe the relationship between the type of position a person holds in a school system and his perception of role responsibility in initiating action to solve the educational problems of the system. The perception of board members, superintendents, principals, and teachers was compared. The board members, designated as the formal leaders of the group, were asked to state the tasks that must be performed to solve the problems of a school system. Each person was asked to indicate who among the group was responsible for performing the designated task. Findings indicate that (1) there is widespread disagreement among school system personnel concerning role responsibility; (2) superintendents are expected to be the prime movers in initiating solutions to educational problems; (3) there is great disagreement between board members themselves and between board members and the rest of the group concerning their own role; (4) teachers are the forgotten members in the problemsolving operation of a school system; (5) principals and teachers disagree on the proper role of superintendents and board members; and (6) differences of opinion among board members concerning their own role were evident in such areas as functions of the local schools, improving instructional material, and fiscal control. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (1st, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 9-11, 1972)