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Western Michigan University

1980

Educational Administration and Supervision

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Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali Dec 1980

Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali

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The problem in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is the shortage of trained personnel in technical and middle management among its nationals as demonstrated by the importing of 98% of its labor force from abroad.

The purpose of the study was to determine if the community college system, as designed in the United States, would be feasible in the U.A.E. in assisting the government to meet the demand for trained middle level technicians and managers. This system with its open door policy has been very successful in the United States and has extended higher education opportunities ...


The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson Dec 1980

The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson

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The impact of the growth of teacher union militancy on the leadership process in public schools is not reflected by the organizational models commonly applied to schools. The impact of teacher unions on the leadership process, consequently, has not been widely studied.


Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez Dec 1980

Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez

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Technical assistance agencies designed to provide assistance to social programs and projects which have been created by legislation are a relatively recent organizational phenomenon in the United States.


An Analysis Of Teacher Morale And Absenteeism In A Declining Enrollment School District, Terry M. Booth Aug 1980

An Analysis Of Teacher Morale And Absenteeism In A Declining Enrollment School District, Terry M. Booth

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The major purposes of this 3-year ex post facto case study were to ascertain if a relationship exists between the rate of teacher absenteeism and program curtailments, necessitated by financial problems resulting from declining enrollments, and the morale of teachers. Specifically, this study analyzed the absence pattern of those teachers affected by building closings, academic reassignment, and notification of layoff, over a 3-year period, to determine their relationship to absenteeism.

The study was conducted in the East Detroit Public Schools, East Detroit, Michigan. The 476 full-time professional teachers employed during the 3 years of the study comprised the total sample ...


The Interrelationship Of Leader Self-Actualization And Life Stressors To The Resultant Incidence Of Reported Medical Problems Of Middle Management Educators, John S. Thatcher Aug 1980

The Interrelationship Of Leader Self-Actualization And Life Stressors To The Resultant Incidence Of Reported Medical Problems Of Middle Management Educators, John S. Thatcher

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Schools, being a part of the larger social system, have not escaped the increasing pressures evident in our society. The principalship as an important component of the educational process has not enjoyed immunity from this same problem.

Because school principals are individuals, they react differently to life stressors. Some appear to have the ability to handle all stressors without suffering any onset of medical problems. Others appear not to have this immunity and as a result have medical difficulties. Because of this seeming difference and because of a lack of research of this type in education, the relationships between life ...


Grievance Procedures In Teacher Negotiated Contracts In Selected School Districts In The State Of Michigan And Frequency Of Grievances Filed, Patricia Carr Portwine Aug 1980

Grievance Procedures In Teacher Negotiated Contracts In Selected School Districts In The State Of Michigan And Frequency Of Grievances Filed, Patricia Carr Portwine

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The study sought to relate elements of grievance procedures contained in Michigan teacher negotiated contracts to grievance frequency. This was an attempt to identify grievance procedure elements that contribute to excessive or unsatisfactory use of the procedure.

The elements in the grievance procedures were identified and the following research questions were developed: (1) Is the number of steps in the procedure related to the number of grievances filed? (2) Is the board of education step of direct appeal related to the number of grievances? (3) Does the board of education, as the ultimate step of appeal, affect the number of ...


The Effects Of Alternative Diffusion Channels And Alternative Organizational Positions Of Receivers Of Diffusion Information Upon Receiver Understanding And Practitioner Utilization Of An Educational Innovation, Howard T. Major Aug 1980

The Effects Of Alternative Diffusion Channels And Alternative Organizational Positions Of Receivers Of Diffusion Information Upon Receiver Understanding And Practitioner Utilization Of An Educational Innovation, Howard T. Major

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This study investigated selected effects of diffusing an educational innovation via one of two diffusion channels, either print or dyadic exchange, to one of two organizational positions of the receivers of diffusion information, either the building principal or the building media professional. The selected effects included a cognitive effect and a behavioral effect. The cognitive effect consisted of receivers' understanding of the innovation and the principles of its effective utilization. This understanding of the innovation was measured with a 10-item instrument developed for this study. The behavioral effect consisted of an actual utilization of the innovation by individuals in the ...


An Examination Of Potential Problems That May Be Encountered In The Administration Of An Educational Corporation In The Management Of Medical Doctors, Kathy Anne Hulst House Aug 1980

An Examination Of Potential Problems That May Be Encountered In The Administration Of An Educational Corporation In The Management Of Medical Doctors, Kathy Anne Hulst House

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The purpose of this study was to examine various management problems that may exist in the administrative setting when the group being managed has as much or more education and/or experience than the manager. Specifically, the nature of medical training and education in medical schools was proposed to affect the groups of medical doctors, both salaried by the corporation and volunteers, in the managerial setting when the manager was required to operate the educational facility as a business in the profit-making sense as opposed to the hospital setting where the doctors may be less concerned about cost factors. The ...


Administrative Preparedness: Perceptions Of Problems And Qualifications, William Joseph Banach Aug 1980

Administrative Preparedness: Perceptions Of Problems And Qualifications, William Joseph Banach

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The purpose of this study was to provide information which will stimulate a forecasting of educational problems and encourage a review of administrative training programs.

The purpose of the study was operationalized through three objectives: (1) to determine whether incongruencies existed between qualifications administrators perceived themselves having and educational problems they identified; (2) to investigate whether administrators and the public perceived the same educational problems; and, (3) to determine if the training needs administrators expressed were related to the educational problems they identified.

The study focused on administrative perceptions of problems and qualifications for the periods 1978-79, 1979-80 and 1980-85 ...


Regional Bargaining: Its Impact On Local Control Of School Districts In Macomb County, Genevieve Eleanor Gangler Aug 1980

Regional Bargaining: Its Impact On Local Control Of School Districts In Macomb County, Genevieve Eleanor Gangler

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In the 1960's teachers obtained the right to bargain collectively with local boards of education. During the succeeding 20 years, some teachers' collective bargaining groups evolved from a single local union to a regional unit. Macomb County and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, teachers evolved in the manner now represented by the MEA/NEA Local I regionalized group.

The purpose of this study was to investigate regional bargaining and its impact on local control of schools as perceived by school board members, superintendents, principals, union presidents, and teachers. The negotiating goals of MEA/NEA Local I was also investigated in relationship ...


A Method For Community Education Directors To Identify Activities Which Are Potential Time Wasters, Frank Glenn Cookingham Aug 1980

A Method For Community Education Directors To Identify Activities Which Are Potential Time Wasters, Frank Glenn Cookingham

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This study was designed for three purposes. First, an instrument, called the Time Allocation Inventory (TAI), was developed for community education directors to use in estimating the effects of allocating time to activities often classified as time wasters. Second, the reliability and types of information produced by two methods of scoring responses to the instrument were compared. Third, the effects of two different sets of conditions on responses to the instrument were investigated.

A time waster was defined as an activity which, in relation to another activity, is less effective in accomplishing desired goals or objectives within a specified time ...


Relationship Of Educational Values And Attitudes Toward "Double Sessions" In A Rural Community, Patrick Clayton Harrington Aug 1980

Relationship Of Educational Values And Attitudes Toward "Double Sessions" In A Rural Community, Patrick Clayton Harrington

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The Purpose. The purpose of the study was to examine a community currently experiencing a double-sessions school organization. The citizens, students, graduates, and staff of the Yale School District, Yale, Michigan, were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward double sessions and their opinions on selected educational values. The data were examined to determine if there was a direct relationship between the opinions held on these selected values and agreement-disagreement with double sessions and to determine differences among participants regarding their opinions.

An additional purpose was to determine if there were any differences among eligible voters regarding their attitudes toward eliminating ...


Development Of A Model Of Technical Education For The Country Of Malawi, Tommy H. Nkungula Apr 1980

Development Of A Model Of Technical Education For The Country Of Malawi, Tommy H. Nkungula

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The social, political, and economic development of Malawi has brought with it rising expectations among the people, especially the youth. These aspirations cause the youth to quest for better food, clothing, housing, health and education. However, in order to escape from the poverty and misery there must be greater emphasis on the preparation of the youth for gainful employment. This calls for restructuring of the present educational system to make it suited to the needs of the people in Malawi. But to develop a system geared to providing individuals with skills necessary to enhance their human expectations and economic development ...


A Study Of Decision Origins And Their Relationship To Selected Elementary Principals' Consultative Responses In Decision-Making Situations, Shawn Peter Dryer Apr 1980

A Study Of Decision Origins And Their Relationship To Selected Elementary Principals' Consultative Responses In Decision-Making Situations, Shawn Peter Dryer

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The Problem. The purpose of this inquiry was to study elementary principals' responses to decisions. Situations that required a decision from the principal originated: (1) with superordinates, (2) with peers, (3) with the principal himself, (4) with subordinates, (5) with students, and (6) outside the formal school organization. The principals' responses studied were: (1) rely on self, (2) consult with a confidante, (3) consult with a group, (4) delegate the decision to others, and (5) decide to make no decision. Further purposes of the study were to: (1) assemble and analyze data related to decision origins and principals' responses, (2 ...


Standard Setting In Accounting And Auditing: Considerations For Educational Evaluation, Jeri P. Ridings Apr 1980

Standard Setting In Accounting And Auditing: Considerations For Educational Evaluation, Jeri P. Ridings

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The purpose of this study was to propose a plan for guiding the ongoing standard-setting process in educational evaluation. The strategy used was to identify standard-setting issues, consider how other fields that have been successfully engaged in the standard-setting process have dealt with these issues, and propose how the field of educational evaluation might deal with these issues.

The experience in standard setting by the fields of accounting and auditing provided the structure for the study. These fields were chosen because they have been successful in setting and using standards for self-regulation, the function of standards which is perhaps most ...