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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
A study of 20 representative primary schools in New South Wales, Australia, revealed that a high degree of principal supportiveness as measured by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire was associated positively with curriculum decision making by staff groups and negatively with curriculum decision-making by individual teachers. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Auster, Ethel – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Interviews with administrators and reviews of official reports in 12 Ontario school districts provided data on the processes and participants involved in policymaking, the size of the central office administrative staff, and the nature of changes in administrative organization over the preceding decade. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Decision Making
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Keegan, Desmond J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
The Regional Tutorial Services Unit of Great Britain's Open University links the school's regional educational programs with the central office, provides for student counseling, and maintains enrollment. This article reviews the unit's first 10 years, its present structure and operations, and the factors underlying or inhibiting its notable…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, College Attendance, College Students
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Potter, Robert E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Australian and American universities contrast instructively in the degree to which faculties participate in their governance. Although faculties have long attempted to gain authority in American universities and participate substantially today in Australian universities, the former are, and the latter are becoming, dominated by external…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
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Benson, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Considering the individual teacher (rather than an entire school) as the experimental unit, this study examines teachers' perceptions of a school's bureaucratization in relation to their job satisfaction. (JW)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction
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Beare, Hedley – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
The 1980s will be a period of restructuring for Australian education. Four factors will be central to this process: school-based decision-making, new administrative structures, regionalization, and declining and shifting enrollments. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration
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Watkins, Peter – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Discusses the decentralization of educational administration in Victoria. Examines the change from central to local selection of principals as a possible example of more democratic structures where greater collaboration and participation have been incorporated into the decision-making process. (53 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Neil A.; Holdaway, Edward A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
The job satisfaction and effectiveness of principals, the effectiveness of their schools, and the relationships among these 3 variables were investigated through questionnaires and interviews involving 112 elementary school principals, 262 teachers, and 9 area superintendents. (54 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Principals
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Wong, Ruth Y. L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Teacher morale in Singapore is explored by means of a questionnaire administered to 415 teachers in 10 secondary schools, and, 4 months later, to 305 teachers in 6 other secondary schools. Analysis suggests that items cluster around three factors: (1) leadership synergy; (2) cohesive pride; and (3) personal challenge. (10 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Wood, J. M.; Cooper, J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Investigates teacher perceptions of cost/benefits of permanent part-time teaching (PPTT) in Australian schools. A questionnaire gauged effects of PPTT on teachers' working conditions, the teacher employment market, school administration, and social interactions among teachers. Respondents overwhelmingly supported the introduction of PPTT in the…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Economics
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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
The Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (OCDQ), modified by Thomas and Slater for use in South Australian schools in 1970, was based on four factors (rather than the original eight): principal supportiveness or operations emphasis and teacher disaffiliation or intimacy. A recent study in New South Wales has validated this four-factor…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
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Smithson, Alan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
This article closes off a debate in this journal between the author and James D. Kaminsky concerning the latter's philosophical analysis of a "Freedom and Authority Memorandum" delivered to South Australian public schools in the early 1970s by then Director-General of Education, A. W. Jones. (TE)
Descriptors: Community Control, Curriculum, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Corson, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Challenges certain theoretical assumptions underlying educational administration. Demands critical thinking about ethical aspects, particularly the relationship between "quality of judgement" and "deciding rightness." Proposes an ethics program for school administrators incorporating values reflected in schools as a social…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Critical Thinking, Education Courses, Educational Administration
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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Differences in staff perceptions of three aspects of school-based curriculum development (planning models, decision making, and satisfaction levels) were studied, using a sample of 277 New South Wales teachers. Results show status as significantly related to all three aspects, and underline the need for continuous staff dialog. (29 references)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations
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Housego, Ian E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
The Local Government Act of 1972 redefined local government boundaries in England and reduced the number of local education authorities. Ancillary corporate management "reforms" ultimately reduced the chief education officer's power, enhanced ruling party and chief executive power, and heavily politicized the education service. (49…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government