ERIC Number: ED060552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Adapting and Testing Business Management Development Programs for Educational Administrators. Volume 1 of 6 Volumes. Final Report.
Klawuhn, Raymond E.; Basso, Alexander J.
The American Management Association examined the feasibility of improving the effectiveness of educational institutions through business management principles. Target systems were the State Agency Executive Staff, the State Agency Division of Program Services, and two local districts each in Maryland and North Carolina. Each management team from the eight organizations was directed to apply business management principles to the management of their respective organizations. Some of the major difficulties encountered were the absence of a clearly defined decisionmaking process, excessive limitations on managerial discretion, and a propensity to state objectives in terms of processes rather than results. However, in each case, a commitment was made to longrange student-oriented objectives, the organizational structure was redesigned, the responsibilities were shifted to bring about accountability, and all participants gained new insights into their leadership responsibilities. Related documents are EA 004 142-146. (RA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Management Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Maryland; North Carolina