ERIC Number: ED177667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Model Instrument for the Evaluation of School Administrators.
Barger, Josephine C.
This project surveyed teacher attitudes toward the performance style of three school administrators. The administrators devised a rating scale incorporating items from several other scales and administered it to their staffs. The first part of the study revealed that teachers at one school--an elementary parochial school--were dissatisfied with communication and with the amount they were asked to participate in decision-making, but that they were satisfied with their administrator's support, public relations, and leadership qualities. In the second part of the study, the ratings of the elementary school administrator were combined with those of the two public high school administrators to determine common areas of needed improvement. Results indicated dissatisfaction with the lack of democracy in all three schools and inadequate classroom visitations but satisfaction with the personalities and support of principals. Implications of the studies are that principals should attempt to share decision-making with teachers. Samples of the questionnaire are included in the appendix. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Tucson, AZ, September 26-28, 1979)