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ERIC Number: ED026742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 11
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Administrator Competences and Organizational Effectiveness.
Purrington, Gordon
Organizational goals are achieved through the cooperative efforts of the organization's members. In a school organization, administrator competences are related to the effectiveness with which the school functions. If a school system is to function properly, the administrator must solve to some degree the four problems of productivity--external flexibility, internal flexibility, and reduction of tension and strain. To solve these problems he must possess minimum technical, conceptual, administrative, and human relations skills. Two similar New York State school systems with vast differences in levels of achievement provided data for a comparative study. Data were obtained from the responses of teachers of the districts to a questionnaire, and from interviews with other organizational members. The study concluded that the administrator's competences seem to be related to the effective functioning of the system. Whether the functional requirements of the organization are solved and whether the needs and behaviors of individuals in the organization are made congruent with the organizational goals seem to depend on the competences of the administrators in the organization. (HW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, February, 1968).