ERIC Number: ED105605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
School District Climate Improvement: A Challenge to the School Superintendent. An Occasional Paper.
Shaheen, Thomas A.; Pedrick, W. Roberts
School district climate improvement is a challenging responsibility, and the options for the task spread across a wide range. This paper describes some options and tells how to begin exercising them. A first step is gaining a new understanding of school district climate and its components. Part I describes climate in practical terms and offers a brief climate assessment instrument the administrator can use to record his impressions of his school district's climate. A second step is examining the potential role of the school superintendent in improving school district climate. Part II describes the administrator's potential role weighted against his concept of it and against his strengths and deficienceis. A third step concerns providing leadership for the conduct of large- and small-scale climate improvement projects. The subsequent parts provide actual processes and programs that can be used to assess climate, plan projects, and improve administrative abilities. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Humanization, Organizational Climate, Psychological Needs, Superintendents
CFK, Ltd. Publications, Nueva Learning Center, P.O. Box 1366, Burlingame, California 94010 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CFK, Ltd., Denver, CO.