ERIC Number: ED209332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment Study: Administrator Levels Report, Part II, 1980-81.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
A needs assessment study was conducted to identify areas of consensus for respondent groups concerning attitudes toward educational issues. The overall findings of all respondents and each respondent group separately was presented. The groups were elementary, junior high, senior high, and central office administrators. Opinions of these groups are specifically examined. The similarities and differences observed between administrator respondent groups are highlighted. The similarities for administrator groups included opinions about the effects of absenteeism on achievement, back-to-basics movement, strict discipline, school expenditure reductions, and voluntary integration of schools. The differences were elementary and junior high administrators felt voluntary integration would improve the quality of education. However, senior high and central office administrators were split on this issue. It may mean integration is seen as a social, rather than academic, goal. School administrators agreed students should be allowed to finish college work in high school, but central office administrators disagreed. The groups differed on the amount of confidence in the school board's ability to deal with school problems. Diverse responses were also received on questions of class size, effect of labor unions on public schools, and responsibility for student behavior problems. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.