ERIC Number: ED235563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Specifying Determinants of Teacher and Principal Work.
This paper is one of a series to guide research linking educational policy and management with student achievement. It specifies the determinants of key paradigm variables and teacher and principal work. The paradigm developed for this type of research is presented in an earlier paper in the series. The constructs of the paradigm are defined, including the multiple influences that must be controlled in such studies, the importance of hierarchical decomposition of variance in teacher work variables, and the sequential nature of reciprocal causal relationships between teacher and principal work. Outlined are the determinants of teacher work, school organization and climate, and principal work. The paper infers that research on policy and management would be relevant to student educational outcomes. The relationship of the three sets of determinants, though, needs to be discussed further. The complexity of models and methodology implied by this paper indicates the importance of co-oriented and cumulative research programs. Included is a four-page bibliography of references and eight illustrated tables. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administration, Board of Education Policy, Collective Bargaining, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Models, Predictor Variables, Principals, School Organization, Students, Teacher Education, Teachers, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.