ERIC Number: ED347673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Superintendents' Group Problem-Solving Processes.
Leithwood, Kenneth; And Others
Findings of a study that examined the collaborative problem-solving processes used by superintendents are presented in this paper. Based on information processing theory, the study utilizes a model composed of the following components: interpretation; goals; principles and values; constraints; solution processes; and mood. Data were derived from stimulated-recall interviews conducted with seven superintendents with reputations of effectiveness. Participants were asked about the group problem-solving processes involved in a previously audiotaped meeting with their senior administrative colleagues. Findings indicate that the superintendents placed problems in a broader context, procured majority participation, were reflective, fostered organizational learning, and sought the best group solution. (66 references) (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 (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992). Faint print in Table 3 may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.