ERIC Number: ED377546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Job Descriptions in Public Schools. Second Edition. ERS Report.
Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).
One thousand seven hundred ninety three school system superintendents, selected from school districts stratified by pupil enrollment throughout the United States were surveyed, regarding the use of job descriptions in their districts. Usable returns were received from 947 school systems, a 52.8 percent return. Specifically, the survey collected data on the following topics: (1) superintendents' attitudes toward 25 statements regarding job descriptions; (2) positions for which job descriptions exist; (3) uses of job descriptions; (4) persons or groups involved in job description preparation; (5) frequency of revision of job descriptions; (6) responsibility for updating job descriptions; and (7) authority for approving changes in job descriptions. Part I introduces the report, describes the survey's design and methodology, and offers advice on interpreting the report. Tables in Part II summarize data, broken down in four enrollment groups of school systems, and, for the uses of job descriptions, by region. Part III presents 31 job descriptions, a broad range of samples of job descriptions for various school district staff positions. Two tables present the data. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Job Development, National Norms, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Public Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, Superintendents, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).