ERIC Number: ED192460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Extra Administrative Assistance Given the Four Largest Secondary Schools in Vancouver. Section A. Research Report 79-01.
Hunter, Susanne M.
In March, 1977, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Board of Trustees responded to a need for administrative assistance in its four largest secondary schools by appointing Vice-Principal Interns in two schools, a Vice-Principal for Curriculum in a third school, and a School Business Assistant in the fourth. These two-year appointments were evaluated at the end of the second year to determine their effect and the implications for the schools of discontinuing the assistance. Staff members, administrators, educational specialists, students, parents, and teachers were surveyed in one or more of the schools affected. Results indicated that the assistance provided by the new personnel permitted regular administrators to make better use of their time; made task distribution and work loads more equitable for all administrators; allowed smoother operation; and improved communication between administrators, staff, students, and teachers. It was believed by those surveyed that discontinuation of the program would be detrimental on nearly all counts. Training offered the interns was regarded as valuable and effectively designed. Survey respondents also suggested means of improving the roles of the assistant administrators and outlined criteria for determining when secondary schools need assistance. Sample questionnaires constitute an appendix to this report. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Evaluation and Research.