ERIC Number: ED083680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Iowa State Department of Public Instruction Role Perception Study.
Brittingham, Barbara; Wolvek, Joseph
This paper reports on a study conducted during the 1972-73 school year. The study aimed at providing facts, empirical evidence, feedback, and other forms of information to aid administrators and the professional staff in a self-assessment directed to the continued improvement of the Department's leadership potential. Although the study results exist on three levels of specificity, this report represents only the summary portion of study findings. The populations sampled consisted of public school, area school, county unit, and DPI personnel. An analysis of pretest sample returns indicate in part that, in general, teachers and school borad members were too little informed about the DPI to comment about their attitudes toward it, their perceptions of functions in which the DPI is engaged, or their desires for activities in which the DPI should engage. A positive general attitude toward the DPI was evidenced by superintendents, principals, administrators, and student service personnel in school districts, county units, and area schools, as well as by the professional staff of the DPI; and a positive correlation was found to exist between the overall attitude displayed by respondents in both their desire for and their perception of DPI involvement in activities denoted by items in the instrument. (Author/DN)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.