ERIC Number: ED308614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Principals: Musical Chairs in the Jewish Day Schools.
Demographic data were collected to identify the rate of termination among Jewish day school principals in the United States during the period 1980-85. There were 233 principals and 114 board presidents who responded to the questionnaires. Instruments used in the survey were two self-designed questionnaires (one for principals and the other for board presidents). Findings are that: (1) among responding principals, 36.7 percent had fewer than 5 years of administrative experience, while only 10 percent had worked in administration longer than 20 years, and fewer than 10 percent of principals remained in their positions for 10 or more years; (2) the termination rate of 1980-85 was between 60 percent and 70 percent; (3) further, a yearly increase in the termination rate of 1980-85 was identified; (4) one-half of the schools had hired a principal within the last 3 years; (5) 20 percent of the terminations occurred after the first year of employment, while 55 percent occurred after 2-3 years; (6) 35 percent of principals had terminated their positions between 1980 and 1985. A statistical analysis system using frequency, anova, and cross-tabulation was employed on the survey data. (20 tables and 11 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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