ERIC Number: ED172361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Administrative Competencies: A Survey of School Principals and Superintendents.
Walters, Donald L., Ed.
A survey of 54 administrators attempted to determine their attitudes about a number of administrator competencies. Subjects were superintendents and principals in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. They were asked to rate the importance of each competency, state whether it is acquired primarily before entry or on the job, and report the degree of assistance his or her own academic program had been in acquiring the competency. The principals rated all competencies listed as either important or very important. All but five (in the area of curriculum and instruction) were acquired primarily on the job. Principals reported that their academic program had been of some assistance in acquiring 91 percent of the competencies. Superintendents rated all competencies except one as either important or very important. Of the 62 superintendent competencies, 24 percent were acquired primarily before entry into the job. Superintendents reported that their academic programs had been of some assistance in acquiring most competencies. The academic program was reported to have been of no assistance for 20 percent of the competencies, most of which were in the area of political and intergovernmental relationships. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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