ERIC Number: ED319097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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Professional Development for Rhode Island School Administrators.
Turley, James; Brittingham, Barbara E.
This report presents the results of a survey of Rhode Island school administrators (n=523) and open-ended interviews of administrators (n=28) that would provide information for the design of leadership and staff development activities as part of Rhode Island's LEAD project--an attempt to improve the leadership capacity of school administrators. Superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, and assistant principals composed the samples. The survey included, but was not limited to, the following variables: school district size, grade levels served, student socioeconomic status, the number of gifted students, the number of special education students, race of administrators, sex of administrators, and the highest degrees earned by administrators. Using a five-point scale to describe the degree of importance and challenge to the roles that superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, and assistant principals play, tables 1, 2, 3, and 4 in appendix A present survey results. The data revealed that the degree of administrators' decision-making authority, intercommunication, and willingness to update their knowledge about educational issues may depend on, but is not limited to, establishing an orderly and peaceful school district climate and having high expectations for teachers and students. (JAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Rhode Island Educational Leadership Academy, Cranston.
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island