ERIC Number: ED329014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Leadership for Productive Schools.
Johnson, William L.; Snyder, Karolyn J.
Given that current redefinition of the principalship emphasizes instructional leadership, this document begins with a summary of previous research findings on effective school characteristics related to school improvement planning, program development, staff development, school assessment, and organizational culture with emphasis throughout on the principal's role in creating effective schools. Second, a detailed description of the development and use of an instrument designed to assess the training needs for principals and district personnel is provided. Steps covered include the development of questionnaire forms, selection of respondents, administration of the instrument, and writing computer programs for assessment of the instrument reliability and validity. Ten leadership competency statements drawn from a synthesis of the responses of 247 elementary, middle, and secondary school principals and central office personnel in Texas are presented. These include statements on schoolwide goal setting, work group performance, individual staff performance, staff development, clinical supervision, work group development, quality control, the instructional program, resource development, and evaluation. One table is included. (92 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Organizational Climate, Principals, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A