ERIC Number: ED044784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Information for School Administrators.
Kowitz, Gerald T.; And Others
Modern management theory, based on the reduction of uncertainties, demands the collection and manipulation of large amounts of information. School Administrators choke in the process of trying to digest a proliferation of data, only some of which are useful. The aims of the study were to explore the extent to which large amounts of data could be reduced meaningfully, and to isolate those factors that describe the state of the school system most aptly. From 46 items selected as representing typical school administration data, factor analyses of both ratio and raw data revealed school size and education costs to be primary factors. Thoughtful use of school statistics is needed, especially in terms of the fundamental meaning and appropriateness. (RA)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Principles, Decision Making, Educational Facilities Improvement, Factor Analysis, Information Needs, Information Theory, Innovation, Measurement, Methods, Multiple Regression Analysis
Oklahoma Public School Research Council, 820 Van Vleet Oval #112, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Coll. of Education.