ERIC Number: ED165250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Principal as a Key Member of the Management Team: 1978.
Roberts, Leonard E.
These remarks touch on a variety of topics related to educational administration and the management team. The author recognizes the need for superintendents, principals, and district teams to have a new performance-based management philosophy and system. He believes that although most approaches to educational management tested in the 1960s failed to meet expectations, the experiences gained from this testing form a basis for more successful approaches. The author lists seven of Peter Drucker's recommendations concerning the functioning of the management team. The author mentions that many principals feel the management team is only a myth and that principals have no real power. He notes that principals today feel powerless and frustrated but that many people believe the principal is the critical person in the educational process. He then lists five ideas about what a management team should be and how it can be beneficial to principals. He further lists 11 questions a district should ask itself to see if it has an adequate base on which to build a management team. In closing, the author mentions some experiences concerning management teams in Iowa. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Drucker (Peter); Iowa
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (38th, Anaheim, California, April 1-4, 1978); For a related document, see ED 137 965