ERIC Number: ED303852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Using a Needs Assessment Instrument To Evaluate the Impact of a Staff Development Program on the Role and Function of the Principal.
DeFigio, Nicholas; Zigmond, Naomi
Data from needs assessment surveys administered to building level administrators, supervisors, and classroom teachers in a large urban school district (42,000 students) before and after a major staff development initiative were analyzed. The primary focus of this study is the impact of the training effort on participants' perceptions of district needs, particularly its effect on the role and function of building administrators. The analyses showed that there had been considerable change in the perceptions of needs in the district related to curriculum and instruction, testing, and personnel evaluation. Changes were not seen, however, in the areas of staff development/inservice or in the definition of administrator and supervisor roles and responsibilities. Seven tables concerning changes in perception are appended. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).