ERIC Number: ED543953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Administrative Handbooks for School Staff Personnel. Bulletin, 1960, No. 13. OE-23007
Staehle, John F.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
In recent years there has been an increasing interest and emphasis on the staff personnel administrative policies and procedures of local school systems. This interest and emphasis applies not only to the nature or characteristics of the staff personnel policies developed by school systems but also to the methods used in developing policies and keeping the staff informed about them. In view of the important functions handbooks and manuals for teachers and other school employees can serve in providing the communication necessary for the organization and operation of a local school system, a study of such documents was undertaken. The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the content of 72 medium- and large-sized school systems in various geographic regions of the country in order to determine what topics were included and the nature of the information presented on each topic. This document is divided into ten chapters, as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) General Characteristics of the Handbooks; (3) School Agencies and Positions; (4) Employment; (5) Compensation and Benefits; (6) Employees' Time and Load; Employees' Absences; (7) Personnel Development; (8) Instructional Programs, Supplementary Services, Facilities, and Equipment; (9) Pupil Personnel Administration and Services; and (10) Community Relations. (Contains 10 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Geographic Regions, School Districts, Community Relations, Staff Development, Educational Change, Guides, Policy Formation, Fringe Benefits, Salaries, Faculty Workload, Attendance, School Personnel, Teachers, Administrators, Public Schools
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)