ERIC Number: ED194981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Projected Issues in the Practice of Educational Administration: The English Context.
Current and incipient problems in educational administration in England can be grouped into two areas: those resulting from reorganization and those arising from social and political factors. Many problems faced by educational administrators result from school reorganization that is a result of an increase in the number of comprehensive schools. In higher education, problems will result from the reorganization precipitated by declining enrollment. Other problems are caused by the reorganization of the local education authorities. There are six features of the current political scene to which the educational administrator is going to have to pay increasing attention: the pervasive intrusion of political parties into the education authorities; the rise of an air of consumerism in education, with pressure groups exerting more and more influence; an increase in two important causes of social stress--divorce, and the multiracial and multicultural character of the country; the growth of unemployment; a movement toward centralization; and pressures for unionism. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Problems, Centralization, Community Control, Community Involvement, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organization, Politics, School Expansion, School Organization, Social Influences, Social Problems, Sociocultural Patterns, Unemployment, Unions
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.