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Parkay, Forrest W. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Presents a conceptual model of educational leadership that is based on the dimensions of leading groups (including purpose and direction, educational problems, management of events, and standards) and on the dynamics of group interaction. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership
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Silver, Paula F.; Moyle, Colin R. J. – Planning and Changing, 1984
To determine what effect a series of inservice programs for school administrators had on participating school principals and their schools, principals filled out questionnaires before and after five inservice programs. Changes were noted in three domains of participant characteristics--cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. (JW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Strategies
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Zuelke, Dennis C. – Planning and Changing, 1984
A disaggregated empirical study using the production function model with multiple regression statistical techniques found that comprehensive collective negotiating processes in Wisconsin's public school districts had no significant effect on the improvement of teachers' fringe benefits in 1979-80. (PGD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Fringe Benefits, Predictor Variables
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Kupersmith, William – Planning and Changing, 1984
Data collected from 944 teachers in 46 elementary schools revealed that principal authenticity was significantly correlated with teachers' trust in principals, colleagues, and organizations. In addition, all these dimensions of trust were moderately and significantly correlated with each other. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Correlation, Credibility, Educational Environment
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Willerman, Marvin; McGuire, Jane – Planning and Changing, 1986
Research supports the notion that substitute teachers generally are ineffective. This study examines whether trained substitutes can be as effective as assigned teachers in teaching students with behavior disorders. Findings showed that substitutes with intensive inservice training in behavior management were equally effective for one-day…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Mazzoni, Tim L. – Planning and Changing, 1985
An analysis of structured interviews conducted in 1973, 1979, and 1984 with state legislators and school lobbyists and 14 case studies that investigated issues in Minnesota state school policymaking reveal that influence relationships do not correspond to the bureaucratic model. Political leaders influence policymaking far more than do…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Achilles, C. M.; And Others – Planning and Changing, 1985
Data from the Phi Delta Kappa Commission on Public Confidence in Education indicate that "high-confidence" schools make greater use of marketing and public relations strategies. Teacher attitudes were ranked first and administrator attitudes second by 409 respondents for both gain and loss of confidence in schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Marketing
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Gaziel, Haim H. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Communities in Israel share educational finance and planning with the national government. Data from approximately 300 schools were analyzed to investigate the relationships between educational expenditures and the following environmental and political variables: (1) community socioeconomic status, size, and education system size; and (2) citizen…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Size, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kimpston, Richard D.; Anderson, Douglas H. – Planning and Changing, 1985
Presents and analyzes the first year's results of a longitudinal study designed to measure teachers' and principals' stages of concern regarding implementation of a potentially controversial innovation--benchmark testing. Results indicate that the responding 241 teachers and 52 principals were positively disposed and interested in making the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development