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Lecker, Alan – American School Board Journal, 2002
In a recent survey by Public Agenda, 853 randomly selected public school superintendents and 909 randomly selected public school principals cite politics and bureaucracy as their biggest obstacles. Two thirds or more say they need more autonomy to reward outstanding teachers and remove ineffective teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot; Knezek, Gerald; Topp, Neal W.; Young, Jon; Box, Katherine L. – American School Board Journal, 2000
A (nonrandomized) snapshot survey solicited educators' beliefs about technology-related activities, beliefs, and needs. Technologically mature groups of teachers used e-mail at home, used Internet in classrooms, and felt technology improved their teaching. Unlike teachers, administrators believed electronic media might replace textbooks and change…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Change, Educational Technology
American School Board Journal, 1982
Reports the results of a national survey of school board members' opinions about what parts of school district budgets could be cut in the face of a hypothetical 30-percent reduction in funds. First to go would be "executive administration" expenses. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Budgeting, Costs
Cawelti, Gordon – American School Board Journal, 1982
Of 80 respondents to a questionnaire sent to urban superintendents, 80 percent gave their school boards either an A or a B rating. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Mann, Dale; Shafer, Edward A. – American School Board Journal, 1997
Presents findings of a study that examined the impact of a three-year effort that increased student access to computers in 55 New York school districts. The increased technology supported and facilitated student achievement. The gains reached across schools and districts with different educational policies and sociodemographic backgrounds. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
Ferguson, Janet M.; Nochelski, Paul – American School Board Journal, 1996
A nationwide random sample of 1,500 superintendents was asked questions about power: a wish list and a reality list. Responses from 423 (28%) superintendents suggest that students' achievement test scores are higher in school districts that share decision making, while a more authoritarian approach to management seems linked to lower student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education
DeSpain, B. C.; Livingston, Martha – American School Board Journal, 1996
A survey asked a national random sample of 1,500 school board presidents and the executives of all 1,300 local chambers of commerce for their opinions on charter schools, privatization, and vouchers. Board presidents are likely to support the traditional education establishment. Chamber executives tend to support free-market initiatives for…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Business, Charter Schools
Upperman, James E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1996
Presents findings from the 18th annual survey of school board members on the topic of their attitudes toward alternative education programs for students. Alternatives to traditional schooling exist for troubled students within the broad public school structure, and almost 9 out of 10 board members say such specialized services should be provided.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Feistritzer, C. Emily – American School Board Journal, 1989
A 52-item survey sent to 2,197 school board presidents was responded to by 1,217 (55 percent) of the executives. The results suggest that the longer they serve on school boards, the more inclined the presidents are to follow their superintendents' lead and the less inclined they are to support school reform. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Decision Making
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1982
Summarizes results of a national survey of the concerns and characteristics of school board members. Presents board members' concerns by school system size and compares these concerns with those of the general public. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
American School Board Journal, 1983
A national survey to which 4,210 board members responded gathered data by geographic region on members' age, ethnic group, sex, income, length of board experience, and opinions on current educational concerns and priorities and on the roles of boards and superintendents in over 20 areas of school governance. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1980
Results of a national survey of board of education members include demographic information and outline the members' most pressing concerns. Members' concerns are compared with those the general public expressed in the 1979 Gallup Poll. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Boards of Education, Demography