ERIC Number: ED121787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Instruction Needs in School Law and School Finance of Educational Personnel in Twelve Counties: An Exploratory Investigation.
Administrative personnel responsible for staff development in each of 12 counties (school districts) in central Florida were interviewed to assess the education/training needs of public school professional personnel in the curriculum areas of school finance and school law. Seven main themes emerged: (1) increased operational emphasis needed; (2) off-campus course service needs improvement; (3) comprehensive planning and cost effectiveness need more emphasis; (4) training and orientation of school board members is needed; (5) course structure options should include mini-course sequences; (6) emphasis on communicating with the public and legislature is needed; and (7) legal aspects of student discipline need emphasis. Recommendations for curriculum revision were made in terms of increased operational emphasis, increased emphasis on comprehensive planning implications, improvement of off-campus course offerings, development of mini-course sequences to augment traditional college course format, workshops for school board members, emphasis on legal aspects of student discipline (especially the disruptive student), and implications of the state Administrative Procedure Act. Recommendations were also made relative to resource allocation and faculty workload policies in order to support the recommendations on curriculum revision. (Author/JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Coll. of Education.