In this study the authors set out to investigate the nature of administrative control in school districts in general and the control processes and activities employed in instructionally effective school districts in particular. Nine control functions are identified which are assumed to affect student outcomes by influencing the culture and technology (curriculum and instruction) of schools. Data were collected from interviews of superintendents in 12 effective school districts in California. The findings revealed inter alia more district‐level control of principal behavior and site activity than anticipated; control functions that were pervasive and connected; a wide range of control mechanisms; and the key role of the superintendent in connecting schools and district offices.
MURPHY, J., HALLINGER, P., PETERSON, K.D. and LOTTO, L.S. (1987), "THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OF PRINCIPALS IN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 161-192. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb009930Download as .RIS
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