A descriptive survey of the position of school board business managers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Reid, Morley (1974) A descriptive survey of the position of school board business managers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The main problem dealt with in this study was that of describing the position of the business manager in the school board offices in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Even though this problem could have been approached by eliciting the necessary information from superintendents, school board members, principals and business managers themselves, and then comparing the results, it was decided to concentrate on the perceptions of the business managers only. The study therefore focused on how business managers perceived their position and as such may not actually represent the true picture. What was obtained was information relating to such factors as advantages and disadvantages of the position, the age of business managers, their education and experience, the method of appointment to their position, their salary and whether they perceived the organization of the school board office to be unitary control or multiple control. Their role in policy making and also the degree of responsibility they had in various duties were also dealt with in this study. The results relating to the last two areas were compared according to 2 factors: the education of the business managers, and the type of organization the business managers perceived to be in operation in the school board office. -- It was discovered that there is a difference between the way business managers in the two types of organization perceived their role in policy making and also the way they perceived their areas of responsibility. It was also revealed that the education of business managers had a bearing on the nature of their work.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7418
Item ID: 7418
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 110-113.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1974
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Public schools--Business management; School boards--Newfoundland and Labrador

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