ERIC Number: ED147403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Competencies for Urban Administrators to Effect Citizen Involvement in Educational Decision Making.
Rielle, Betty R.
This dissertation explicates specific competencies needed by urban administrators in order to effect citizen participation in educational decision making. It answers five research questions which focus on citizen participation. The research design included two types of descriptive research: content analysis and descriptive survey. Five steps were followed through which the list of competencies were explicated. A summary of the content analysis of the studies included analysis of the concept of citizen participation, the strategies employed, the importance of the role of the administrator in fostering citizen participation in educational affairs, the various roles an administrator can play, and the competencies needed to fulfill these roles. The questionnaire data were tabulated to summarize the general perceptions of the survey group. Among the principal findings from this study were: (1) the derivation of 56 competencies, (2) that the most needed competencies were related to training paraprofessionals, loaning educational materials to community persons or groups, training in communication skills and techniques, and election of staff and students to community councils, (3) that administrators in all three types of schools possess, use, and see need for different competencies, and (4) that most administrators expressing need for training or improvement of skills fell in the experience groups of 6-10 or 11-15 years. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Citizen Participation, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Skills, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh