ERIC Number: ED321378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Instructional Leadership Training Needs for Educational Administrators.
Johnson, William L.; Snyder, Karolyn J.
School districts have primarily stressed the instructional management aspect of the principal's role, while research has focused on principal effectiveness as a factor for increased student achievement. A synthesis of effective school characteristics identified by the literature is the first objective of this paper. A second purpose is the development of a research instrument to assess the perceived training needs of various administrators. A third goal is the identification of the leadership training needs of different administrative populations. A pilot test of the survey instrument was administered to 442 administrators. Findings indicate that all groups identified the principalship, problem solving, and staff development as their areas of greatest concern. Personal awareness and school organization received the lowest overall rankings. Findings also suggest that administrators require knowledge of task dimensions and the necessary skills to implement them. An extensive bibliography and tables of need indices by groups are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).