ERIC Number: ED166803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Challenge and Opportunity.
As educational enrollments, resources, and confidence decline, complexity, ambiguity, and dissatisfaction increase. This mixture of growth and decline creates an adverse environment for educational leaders. History shows, however, that adversity can have important uses and profound advantages. Leaders can use adversity to help define new and more desirable directions for educational institutions. The dissatisfaction created by adversity establishes a readiness for needed change. The necessities of retrenchment can produce greater efficiencies in present programs and operations. The demands of adversity can also encourage new forms of cooperation. This cooperation may include the pooling of a wide range of human and other resources and can help leaders address the complex demands of adversity more effectively. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Problems, Efficiency, Financial Problems, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership, Retrenchment
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309