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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Reports on a peer assistance program for principals involving training, observation (via shadowing), and feedback. The sample involved nine pairs of Australian principals matched by age, experience, and school size. Reports generally positive findings regarding principals' overall ratings, claimed benefits and limitations, perceived value of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Job Shadowing
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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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Brady, Laurie – Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
Surveys four studies that examine principal behavior as a factor of organizational climate relating to curriculum changes in Australian primary schools. While high principal supportiveness and low operations emphasis were related to innovativeness in general, one study related high operations emphasis to a particular adoption. (Author/TE)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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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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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