ERIC Number: ED157162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-27
Reference Count: 0
Corporate Management and Education.
Saxe, Richard W.
Corporate management is a reorganization of local government promulgated in Great Britain by the Bains Report and reinforced by the 1974 reorganization act. It emphasizes that the departmental orientation of much of local government must give way to a broader, unifying, corporate perspective. The example of how corporate management has not worked in Avon is only the most notorious instance of controversy associated with the program. Although corporate management is working in some instances, a list of problems are associated with it. There has been goal displacement and vigorous political infighting between education officers and other chief officers; bureaucracy has proliferated and the promised democratization has not materialized; objectives and standards have not been identified; and educators have not identified with the plan because it was a change mandated from above. There are in this country advocates of plans to place the educational system within city government. It seems likely that any such plan would lead to a more complex bureaucracy that would in turn lead to such problems as less public participation, diminished departmental morale, increased alienation, and increased costs. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)