Date of Award

8-1986

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Uldis Smidchens

Second Advisor

Dr. Carol Sheffer

Third Advisor

Dr. Zigmund Kryszalc

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between perceptions regarding school district reorganization and the role of persons in a school district. Perceptions were solicited from community members, teachers, administrators, and board of education members in five Michigan school districts. The objective of this study was to provide insights that would assist the development of a strategy resulting in cooperative and united efforts toward reorganization. The major issues were the neighborhood school concept, board member status, administrator/teacher concerns, and financial planning and curriculum.

A self-designed instrument sought perceptions on the major issues via eighteen sub variables. These surveys were delivered to superintendents and others reponsible for distribution to teachers, administrators, and board members in the selected school districts. Surveys for community members were mailed. Of the 791 surveys thus distributed, 65.9 percent were returned. Resultant data were tabulated for each of the role incumbent categories and then compared across the four groups.

The hypothesis was that there exists a relationship between perceptions regarding school district reorganization and the role of persons in a school district. It was concluded that support for this relationship was established for ten of the eighteen sub variables.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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