ERIC Number: ED060320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Chiho-kyuko-iinskai no Gyoseikino ni kansuru Kenkyu (On the Administrative Functions of Local Boards of Education).
National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a research report on the administrative functions of local boards of education. The report discusses (1) The organization of local education boards; (2) Personnel administration of teachers; (3) Inservice training of teachers; (4) Improving the administrative functions of local boards; and (5) The adequate size of a school district. Some 60% of local boards have jurisdiction over units with fewer than 15,000 people, yet they are equal in responsibility and authority with the larger city boards. It is only boards with authority over areas with more than 50,000 that seem to be able to have a balanced division of work for its staff members; the small boards seem anxious to increase their staffs. Boards of all size report that administration concerning retirement of teachers is one of the major difficulties because there is no law setting the age limit, and teachers are expected to retire on the advice of the controlling authority. All boards appear to want more money, more staff, and support from the municipal government. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Organization, Administrators, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Inservice Teacher Education, Personnel Policy, School District Autonomy, School Districts, Teacher Retirement
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).