ERIC Number: ED183194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The School Administrator's Introduction to Computing. The Illinois Series on Educational Application of Computers, No. 16e.
Dennis, J. Richard
This discussion of the administrative uses of computers from the perspective of the school administrator is concerned with both the types and sources of information involved in school administration, and specific uses of this information. The paper focuses on those administrative tasks that can be effectively computerized in defining the role of the computer for each task. Topics covered include (1) basic types of information required for school management--student, financial, and personnel; (2) basic models of information flow in schools--"trickle-down" and "percolate-up" models; and (3) selection of computer systems, including software, performance requirements, estimating quality of service, and operating personnel requirements. Schools seeking to avail themselves of computers for use in administration and instruction are advised to concentrate on a similar analysis and definition of information uses and requirements before equipment is selected. This resource for preservice and inservice training includes a listing of a variety of school district data base documents and a 27-item bibliography. (CMV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Secondary Education.
Note: Best copy available; For related documents, see IR 008 123-140, IR 008 142, and IR 008 144.