ERIC Number: ED306654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School Administrator Supply and Demand for the State of Maine. A Study Conducted for the Department of Educational and Cultural Services Advisory Committee on Administrator Supply and Demand.
Johnson, Judith L.
The future supply and demand for Maine school administrators is assessed. Based on discussions with the Advisory Committee on Administrator Supply and Demand, a series of premises were established for the study. Survey instruments were designed, coded, and mailed to all superintendents and elementary and secondary principals in the state. A high return rate was noted for superintendents (66.8 percent), secondary school principals (81.8 percent), and elementary school principals (46.0 percent). Data were obtained in the following categories: (1) sex and age; (2) degrees earned; (3) recruitment rates; (4) preceding positions held; (5) number of years in present position; (6) estimation of administrators' preparation; (7) next position; (8) geographical mobility limitations by position; (9) retirements by the categories of sex and position; and (10) importance and rating of administrator qualifications. Findings showed that school administrators were predominantly male, though female-held positions are increasing. The largest percentages of administrators have been in their present position between 2 and 4 years. Most administrators reported they felt adequately prepared for their present positions and wanted to remain in the state of Maine. In the area of superintendent qualifications, management characteristics and characteristics associated with effective schools were most important. Appended are copies of administrative surveys (superintendents, supervising principals, and school committee chairpersons) and letters (cover letters and letters of support). (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham. Testing and Assessment Center.
Identifiers - Location: Maine