ERIC Number: ED262474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Inservice Training Needs of School Board Members as Perceived by School Board Members and School Superintendents in the State of Colorado.
Kerrins, Judith A.
Approximately 500 Colorado school board members and school superintendents responded to a 1983 questionnaire that sought to determine the extent to which a need for inservice training for school board members was perceived as important. Of 67 skills or areas of knowledge listed in the questionnaire, the board members identified 20 as fairly important or necessary. Of the five subject areas into which the 67 items were subdivided, the area of "Role and Responsbility" was considered most vital. Superintendents agreed with the board members in a priority given to each of the five subject areas, but disagreed concerning the extent to which training was needed. The types of population served by the boards (urban, suburban, isolated city, rural mountainous, or rural agricultural) did not affect the findings, nor did the board members' sex or years of experience on a board. The board members' income levels and educational levels did affect their perceptions of training needs. Of the 14 training methods listed in the questionnaire, 13 were identified as having been used in at least one of the 107 districts surveyed. Discussions with superintendents and with other board members were perceived as the two most effective methods for inservice training. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado