ERIC Number: ED336850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Analysis of Selected Competencies: Components, Acquisition and Measurement Perceptions of Three Groups of Stakeholders in Education.
Gousha, Richard P.; Mannan, Golam
Findings from a study that identified the value of 13 competencies in terms of certification and employment standards for educational administrators are presented in this paper. A survey mailed to 11 large-city school superintendents, 22 state departments of education, and 43 administrator preparation programs produced response rates of 69, 100, and 93 percent, respectively. The survey instrument utilized a Likert-type scale to rank 13 competency variables. Findings indicate that a significant level of agreement existed among respondents about the elements of competency necessary for an effective superintendency. Communication skills was perceived as the most important variable. However, superintendents and administrator preparation faculty held different perceptions of competency development and measurement, which illustrates the need for collaboration between universities and school corporations in administrator preparation, certification, and employment. Four tables and the competency measurement instrument are included. (23 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Fargo, ND, August 1991).