ERIC Number: ED401844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Survey Report to the SRCEA Membership at the 1996 Meetings in Savannah, Georgia.
Karst, Ralph R.
This brief report summarizes the results of a survey of professors of educational administration in the southern region of the United States, which sought to determine whether preparation programs were democratically administered. The survey included some demographic questions, 12 questions that asked respondents to rank preparation programs relative to democratic administration, and a rank ordering of curriculum courses currently being taught. A total of 70 respondents at 48 universities returned the questionnaire. The quality of the rating scale was statistically determined through Cronbach's alpha analyses. Table 1 presents respondents' rank orders of 11 curriculum courses showing that courses in leadership and organization were ranked highly for inclusion of principles and processes. Table 2 gives means and standard deviations for each of the survey questions. Also noted are the results of t-tests performed to examine differences by gender and by public school experience. The survey concludes that while there is clearly a trend toward changing beliefs concerning democratic administration, there are still problems to be overcome. (CH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Democratic Values, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Participative Decision Making, Questionnaires, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Sample Size, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report presented to the Southern Regional Council of Educational Administrators (Savannah, GA, November 1966). For a related document, see HE 029 693.