ERIC Number: ED248587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Are We Paying Lip Service to Training New School Board Members?
Everett, R. E.; Sloan, Charles A.
School board members usually have great power but little training. The literature supports the need for orientation and inservice training. A survey of a random sample of newly elected board members and superintendents in Illinois revealed a difference between the two groups in perception of training. Apparently superintendents believe that more training is taking place than board members are aware of. This difference of perception could be caused by lack of a common definition of training. Respondents identified types of training available and specified which types are most valuable. Training during board meetings is especially lacking, even though such training is vital. Ideas are listed for school board training, and written board policies concerning orientation and training of board members are recommended. A brief list of references concludes the paper. (FWR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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