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ERIC Number: ED448590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Pages: 213
Abstractor: N/A
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The Decision Making Roles and Processes of Texas Superintendents in Educational Facility Planning.
Ross, James Moffatt
This survey of 96 Texas public school superintendents and 96 Texas public school business managers determined their decision-making roles and differing perceptions of the facility planning process. Survey data reveal few significant differences between superintendents and business managers suggesting that business managers often perceive correctly to what extent superintendents involve others in decision making entailing school facility acquisition. Superintendents were more often collaborative than autocratic in decision making, particularly, during the "selling" and "occupation" phases of facilities' planning. "Selling" involved justification to the public for the new school and presentations made in the public arena to persuade members of the community of the need for the new school. During the "occupation" phase decisions were made to involve parents and other community members in the opening of the new facility through open houses, etc. Superintendents also tended to be highly collaborative when the time came to develop educational specifications for the new building. Business managers' perceptions for superintendents' decision processes did not significantly differ. Appendices provide study correspondences, the superintendent's job description, and the rankings of superintendents' skills and needs. (Contains 82 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas