ERIC Number: ED151909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the School Administrator: Perspective for a Conference on Administrator Evaluation.
Gaynor, Alan K.
The author focuses on the school principal in this investigation of administrator role in relation to administrator evaluation. He conceives of role as a social construct (a product of the institution as a social system) and delineates two dimensions of role--task and style. The task component defines what the principal is expected to do, while the style component defines how the principal is expected to perform these tasks. The author maintains that evaluation designs need to describe and analyze role behavior in both of these domains. He proposes the use of a social systems model to help delineate the major sources of variation in role expectations, information essential for the development of administrator evaluation systems. He concludes by cautioning that evaluation should not seek to outstrip the knowledge base that supports it. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Models, Principals, Role Theory, Social Systems
Not available separately; See EA 101 401
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from the 1975 National Symposium for Professors of Educational Research, "The Evaluation of Administrative Performance"; For related documents, see EA 010 401-412