ERIC Number: ED375466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Improving Communication Skills among High School Assistant Principals To Increase Administrative Team Effectiveness.
Hosack, Mary Browne
This paper describes a practicum program that was developed to increase the effectiveness of the administrative team at one high school. A lack of communication skills had prevented the target group from working together as a team. Strategies included role-play activities, workshops, and communication skill-development meetings. A series of surveys were administered to the administrative team and the entire school faculty to measure change in the team's effectiveness and faculty members' attitudes. Two out of four program objectives were achieved: (1) the team members reached consensus on a series of hypothetical discipline scenarios; and (2) they reported in a self-evaluation survey that they had improved their communication skills. However, the faculty did not consistently rate the administrators' skills as significantly improved, nor did they perceive the administrators as enforcing rules fairly. It is recommended that the school develop an inservice program for teachers in conjunction with the administrative inservice program. Appendices include samples of the scenario evaluation form, the Administrative Communication Self-Evaluation Survey, the Administrative Team Effectiveness Survey, and the Climate Survey. (LMI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.