ERIC Number: ED194983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Projected Issues in the Practice of Educational Administration--the Australian Context.
Jecks, Douglas A.
At least eight issues are currently facing Australian educational administrators: (1) Since 1974, as economic conditions have worsened, there has been a loss of public confidence in and support for education. (2) There is a public demand to get full value for each dollar spent on education. (3) The media, too, have criticized education because of alleged lack of student achievement. (4) A current objective is to maintain vitality and teacher morale in a school system in which there is little or no growth. (5) The Australian Schools Commission is being pressured on the one hand by a government committed to cutting spending and on the other by vocal and powerful education lobbies. (6) The country must deal with problems created by an oversupply of teachers. (7) Universities, colleges of advanced education, and technical and further education colleges must redefine their roles and coordinate their functions. (8) It is unclear now how much control the federal government is going to assume over education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College Role, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Administration, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Retrenchment, School Attitudes, School Support, Teacher Supply and Demand
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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.