ERIC Number: ED161112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Management Team. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 43.
The success of the management team is determined by how well planners can create self-renewing efficient management teams through which communication can easily flow. Much too depends on the leadership abilities of superintendents. Management teams are purported to increase administrator satisfaction because of increased opportunity for decision-making. The management team is an organized deliberative body that includes the superintendent, superintendent's assistants, principals, and curriculum advisors. The team may take many different forms, but minimal requirements are legally constituted power and representatives from all the district's important systems. The most controversial problem surrounding the management team is whether to include principals. Some see the team as a means of forestalling principal unionization while others believe that teams and principal unionization are not incompatible. The team must define as clearly as possible its relation to the superintendent. The two most pressing problems with the management team are that its joint problem-solving may be time-consuming and that its communication may become fragmented. Good examples of the management team are found in Attleboro (Massachusetts), San Leandro (California), and Whittier (California). (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Teams, Models, Principals, Superintendents
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: California (San Leandro); California (Whittier); Massachusetts (Attleboro)