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Hoy, Wayne K.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Using surveys of the professional staffs of 41 secondary schools, this study examines the relationship between two aspects of bureaucratic structure (centralization and formalization) and two sorts of alienation (from work and expressive relations). It then compares the results with similar studies of social studies of social welfare agencies. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Centralization, Comparative Analysis
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Creighton, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Following a literature review on policy development and decision-making--their participants, processes, innovative directions, and contexts--this study develops a series of analytical questions exploring the aspects of curriculum innovation. (JW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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Wood, Carolyn J.; Pohland, Paul A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Analysis of teacher evaluation instruments from 65 New Mexico school districts, concurring with nationwide studies, suggests that teacher evaluation is meant more as a tool for administrative decisions than for improving teaching. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Decision Making
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Gerardi, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Studies the leadership behavior characteristics among occupationally mobile and nonmobile superintendents to find consistent qualities of the mobile group. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
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Neumann, Lily; Neumann, Yoram – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
A questionnaire administered to 150 undergraduates and 90 faculty members compared their relative levels of goal congruence with those of their university. Programs in medicine, social sciences, and engineering were studied. (JW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives
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Willower, Donald J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Criteria are set forth for a philosophy that could contribute to advancement in educational administration. Three broad areas are covered: (1) the ideas and methods of educational administration; (2) communication and verification in the field; and (3) values and the normative side of education. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Ogawa, Rodney T.; Hart, Ann Weaver – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
A sample of elementary and high schools was investigated to determine principals' influence on student achievement test scores. Analysis of variance estimated principals' effects while controlling for environmental and organizational factors. Findings indicate that principals exert a small but important influence on school performance. (TE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Administrator Role, Analysis of Variance
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Sungaila, Helen M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
This paper defends Gulick's and Urwick's "classical" principles of organization against March and Simon's influential attack 20 years ago. Citing the Doyle/Newbould case for marketing, the author contends that the significance of "myth" and "ritual" in ordering experience and action in educational organizations should be fully explored. (TE)
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, Educational Principles, Foundations of Education, Higher Education
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Johnston, Gladys Styles; Germinario, Vito – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
This study examined the relationship between teacher involvement in decision making and loyalty to the principal in 10 elementary and 5 secondary schools in New Jersey. Researchers found that teachers were most loyal to principals who gave them decision-making power in areas closely related to instruction. (TE)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Participative Decision Making
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Licata, Joseph W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Examines interview responses of 28 school principals concerning informal interaction with peers. Responses indicate norms and beliefs prohibiting negatism, pessimism, discussion of small issues, disloyalty, boasting, or gossiping. Findings suggest that humor and social support systems in the administrative subculture are consistent with…
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Organization
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Leach, David J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
After summarizing research into the sources and correlates of teacher stress, this article defines and proposes a model of work-related stress in school, incorporating current concepts and research findings. Strategies for coping with the buildup of environmental stressors are developed for application at various administrative levels within the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Environment
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Blase, Joseph J. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Describes a databased taxonomy of behaviors that elementary and secondary school teachers use to cope with both internally and externally derived work stress, considers the effectiveness of such behaviors, discusses methods for preparing teachers for working conditions, and points out the value of the taxonomy for future research. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classification, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
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Musgrave, P. W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
In Australia, teachers' accountability has grown less centralized and less bureaucratized as teachers have become more knowledgeable and better trained. Opposing forces are currently battling over whether to increase monitoring. In as multidimensional an administrative field as Australian schooling, a complex, changing monitoring system must…
Descriptors: Accountability, Economic Factors, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Riley, Dan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
A study of public school teachers in Iowa assessed their interest and involvement in participatory decision making at the classroom, building, and district levels. The strongest correlations found linked the teacher's sex and the educational level at which they taught with the types of participation in which they were involved. (PGD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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