The role of the assistant school superintendent in Newfoundland and Labrador

Lane, C. Gerard (1983) The role of the assistant school superintendent in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The newly created position of assistant superintendent of education in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador was the focus of this study. The objective was to define the role of the assistant superintendent in Newfoundland and Labrador. -- There were 53 assistant superintendents employed in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and all of these were included in the study. A questionnaire was devised and piloted containing 105 possible tasks which could be performed by an assistant superintendent. Each assistant superintendent was asked to rank each task as a major responsibility, a medium responsibility, a minor responsibility, or a non-responsibility. All assistant superintendents replied to the questionnaire. -- Profiles of the assistant superintendents were drawn for small school districts, and medium and large school districts. Small school districts employ one assistant superintendent, whereas medium and large school districts employ two, three or four assistant superintendents. -- One profile was drawn for small school districts, and three profiles were drawn for medium and large school districts. These were: assistant superintendent responsible for curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent responsible for personnel administration, and assistant superintendent responsible for the general administration of a unit in the district. -- The major findings of this study were: -- 1. The assistant superintendent in small school districts has major responsibility in the areas of curriculum and instruction and personnel administration, minor responsibility in the areas of pupil services and school-community relations, and no responsibility for business administration. -- 2. The assistant superintendent responsible for curriculum and instruction has major responsibility in the area of curriculum and instruction, with minor responsibility in the areas of personnel administration, school-community relations, and pupil services; and no responsibility in the area of business administration. -- 3. The assistant superintendent responsible for personnel administration has major responsibility in the area of personnel administration, medium responsibility in the area of curriculum and instruction, and minor responsibility in the areas of pupil services, school-community relations, business administration. -- 4. The assistant superintendent of general administration has medium responsibility in the areas of curriculum and instruction and personnel administration, minor responsibility in the areas of pupil services and school-community relations, and no responsibility in the area of business administration.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10847
Item ID: 10847
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 170-173.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1983
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School superintendents--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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