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ERIC Number: ED011706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-30
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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THE INFLUENCES AND CONTROLS OVER LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
EYE, GLEN G.
THE DEFINITION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AS THE SELECTION, ASSIGNMENT, STIMULATION, GUIDANCE, AND EVALUATION OF HUMAN EFFORT TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN QUALITIES IS USED AS A FUNCTIONAL DEFINITION FOR IDENTIFYING AND CLARIFYING THE INFLUENCES AND CONTROLS OVER LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS. IF INFLUENCE REFERS TO THE POWER OF PRODUCING EFFECTS BY INVISIBLE OR INSENSIBLE MEANS, AND IF CONTROL REFERS TO THE EXERCISE OF RESTRAINT OR DIRECTION OVER SOMETHING, THEN CONSIDERATION CAN BE FOCUSED UPON 2 LEVELS OF INFLUENCE AND CONTROL WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE FIRST, FORMAL INFLUENCES AND CONTROLS, ORIGINATES WITH THE JUDICIAL, LEGISLATIVE, AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. THE SECOND LEVEL OF FOCUS INVOLVES THE INFORMAL INFLUENCES AND CONTROLS, ORIGINATING FROM THE FORCES, AGENCIES, AND INTERACTIONS OF THE TOTAL SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS LEVEL OF INFLUENCE AND CONTROL IS A RESULT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INDIGENOUS TO A PARTICULAR SCHOOL SYSTEM. SCHOOL BOARDS AND SUPERINTENDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF SUCH FORCES IN ORDER TO ADOPT PROCEDURES TO DEAL OBJECTIVELY WITH THE TOTAL FIELD OF FORCES INFLUENCING EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS. IN ORDER TO REALIZE SUCH PROCEDURES, A MATRIX FOR PLANNING AN ADMINISTRATIVE ATTACK IS PROPOSED IN ORDER THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT MIGHT OBJECTIVELY DEAL WITH THE SELECTION, ASSIGNMENT, STIMULATION, GUIDANCE, AND EVALUATION OF IDEAS, PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS. THIS ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED TO THE ADMINISTRATORS OF FIVE STATES AT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS DRIVE-IN CONFERENCE (LOUISVILLE, APRIL 30, 1967). (GB)
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Identifiers: Kentucky (Louisville)