ERIC Number: ED231060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing Administrator Intervention Behaviors. R & D Report No. 3127.
Hord, Shirley M.
This 3-month pilot study explores the techniques to be used in a year-long research effort for documenting the interventions made by principals as change facilitators in improvement programs. Two frameworks--a taxonomy and an anatomy of intervention--provide a means of describing and analyzing the interventions of the two principals studied. The taxonomy defines six levels of intervention that distinguish the number of individuals targeted, the duration of the action, and the theme; the anatomy provides six dimensions that provide specific understanding and description of principals' behaviors as they intervene. Data based on the frameworks allow concrete, precise descriptions of the two principals' change facilitating styles. Use of these frameworks by principals could enhance their change facilitation skills and so enable them more effectively to plan actions to support improvement efforts. Seven figures provide key concepts of the change process and analyses of the two principals' levels of intervention and intervention behaviors. (PB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Classification, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Pilot Projects, Principals, Program Implementation, Research Methodology
Communication Services, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, EDA 3.203, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1288 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Research on Concerns-Based Adoption. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, 1981).