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ERIC Number: ED175128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Quasi-Ownership and the Changing Relationship Between Superintendents and Boards.
Hodgkinson, Christopher
Although it is usually assumed that the people own the schools and that their will is manifested by boards of school trustees, there is evidence that the "quasi-owners" (not real owners but those who set policy) are educational administrators. If this is so, the reduction of the length of administrative job tenure may be a result of public attempts to curtail administrator quasi-ownership. It also seems logical that if administrators are quasi-owners of the schools, they ought to upgrade their credentials in such areas as policy analysis, philosophy, economics, and political science. To some extent, this is now happening. It also follows that quasi-ownership by school administrators may distort the trustee role into one of quasi-membership. The trustee must struggle to restore the healthy dialectic of tension and redress the imbalance between interest sectors. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boards of School Trustees; Canada
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education (2nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17-20, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document