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ERIC Number: ED168168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-11
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Bureaucratic-Professional Dilemma for Supervisors and Curriculum Workers in Schools: An Historical Analysis of a Persistent Problem.
Glanz, Jeffrey
A persistent problem for supervisors and curriculum workers has been the unresolved tension between the demands of the organization and the drive for professionalism. Emerging in the late nineteenth century, the problem was greatly influenced by the transformation of the school system along bureaucratic lines. Supervisors and curriculum workers during the early decades of the new century tried to counteract past bureaucratic influences by attempting to professionalize. Supervisors and curriculum workers attempting to improve instruction and make curriculum more valid were hindered by bureaucratic rules and regulations. The problem became increasingly apparent to supervisors and curriculum workers toward the middle 1930s. Because of the exigencies of the organizational framework of schooling, it is doubtful that even present day supervisors and curricularists are able to attain their professional goals. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Specialists; Professional Autonomy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)