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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Hybl, Lois G. – 1987
This report presents a description of the jobs of principals in a national sample of schools, summarizing the main results of a job analysis accomplished by using a structured task analysis inventory. It summarizes what principals in schools of different kinds report to be the most important aspects of their jobs. Results imply that principals are…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1988
This paper provides school district administrators with a structured method for developing school programs aimed at reducing the risk of adolescent dropout. The methodology encompasses problem definition, fact finding, mission management, overcoming inertia, cohering programs tied to theory, feasible goal-setting, and normative personnel…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1987
This paper presents and illustrates some principles for organizational development approaches to improving school climate. It discusses a specific structure for facilitating school improvement entitled Program Development Evaluation, and it illustrates the use of school climate assessments for school diagnosis and the evaluation of improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention