Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Charles C. Warfield

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Brashear

Third Advisor

Dr. Carol Sheffer

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Thomas Carey


The initial decision to undertake this developmental study was an insight to the need of a more humanized administrative system that would replace a stagnant and obsolescent system. This understanding dictates a need for a systematic, comprehensive, and task-oriented training model for professional development of educational administration within the present system.

The purpose of the study was two-fold. The primary purpose was to develop a training model to incorporate MBO for professional development of educational administrators. The second purpose was to establish the task descriptions appropriate and necessary to operationalize the model.

An investigation of current management systems was utilized to determine existing requirements for a model. The model for developing the three stages, i.e., Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and its four common steps, i.e., Analysis, Development, Operation, and Evaluation was created and developed following a review of the literature on MBO and training models. Since the development of the model was primarily based on the advocacy and validity of the stages and steps as proposed in the literature, the model was judged to be theoretically and philosophically valid. It was expected to be responsive to the purpose for which it was developed.

In order to operationalize the model, a fifteen member panel of experts, all of whom were current professional practitioners, and who had demonstrated knowledge, experience, and expertise in the field of education, management, training and development, were used to validate the 98 task descriptions. A questionnaire developed by the investigator, consisting of 98 activities, and four follow-up questions requiring written responses, was used to gather the required data.

A descriptive analysis, using frequency distributions and percentages of panel members' responses determined the appropriateness and necessity of the proposed task descriptions. Results of the validation indicated relatively high approval of the model.

One of the most important recommendations of this investigation is to determine whether the model, developed from the literature of the United States and validated by an American panel of experts, is deemed valid by Iraqi educators.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access