ERIC Number: ED366121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Irritating Behaviors of School Building Administrators as Perceived by Special Education Teachers.
Kaufman, Melvin E.; Walker, Joseph J.
This study examined the ratings by special education teachers of a series of 34 potentially irritating behaviors exhibited by school building administrators. A sample of 94 special education teachers employed in 19 school systems was asked to rate the 5 most irritating behaviors of these administrators. The five most irritating behaviors were: (1) shows favoritism, (2) is inconsistent in making decisions, (3) forgets what it's like to be in the classroom, (4) is more interested in the appearance of the program than its quality, and (5) handles discipline problems poorly. A sixth response, "rarely or never compliments me," was also very frequently selected. The survey itself is attached. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Severe Emotional Disturbance Conference (Tempe, AZ, November 19, 1993).