ERIC Number: ED123781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Criteria Utilized in Selection of District Office Administrative Personnel. Research Reports on Educational Administration, Vol. 6, No. 1.
Deever, R. Merwin; Jurs, James E.
This report summarizes a doctoral dissertation that attempted to determine the criteria used by school districts in selecting administrative personnel other than superintendents at the district office level. Data were gathered through questionnaires mailed to all superintendents of school districts with more than 10,000 students in eight Rocky Mountain states. Respondents were asked to rank in order of preference 11 administrative selection criteria that had been gleaned from the literature. These rankings were (1) professional competence, (2) progressional leadership, (3) human relations, (4) personal motivational characteristics, (5) intelligence, (6) professional training and experience, (7) recommendations, (8) philosophy of education, (9) physical characteristics, (10) social-economic characteristics, and (11) personal data. The author concludes that professional attributes are considered more important in the selection process than personal characteristics, and he suggests that the study findings be used to develop an operational model for the selection of district office administrative personnel. (JG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Note: Summary of a Doctoral Dissertation by James L. Rassi; Page 8 may not reproduce clearly due to small type