ERIC Number: ED451596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Perceptions of First-Year Administrators: Impact of Responsibilities and Preparation on Professional Growth Needs.
Ricciardi, Diane; Petrosko, Joseph M.
A study extended research on the Kentucky Principal Intern Program (KPIP), an induction program for new administrators. Study participants (N=97) were public school principals and assistant principals appointed during 1998-99. All were participating as KPIP administrator interns. Survey research was used to collect data about demographic characteristics, job responsibilities, professional growth needs, and school-change efforts. Although KPIP interns are required to demonstrate competence on all state administrator standards, results show that they spent much time dealing with student discipline and supervision. Less time was spent in areas of curriculum and instructional development. Assistant principals have primary responsibilities for disciplining students, and administrators at lower school levels spend more time supervising faculty and staff. Although professional growth needs varied, analyses revealed that demographic variables of position, gender, school level, and school size are not useful predictors of growth needs. (Contains 28 references and tables.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).