ERIC Number: ED196129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Orderly Career Opportunities.
Carlson, Richard O.
The hierarchy of positions in an educational organization makes it possible to have an orderly career, which is traced out through a series of related positions. A differentiated salary schedule provides the incentive to pursue an orderly career. Barriers to an orderly career are of five types: assessment, education, seniority, experience, and personal attributes. The impact of these barriers is analyzed in the context of three school systems, the New South Wales and Western Australia departments of education and the Oregon state school system. Hierarchical advancement is portrayed in the construction of a transition matrix, showing the probability, direction, and magnitude of mobility of people within a bounded set of positions. Three types of transition probabilities in the systems are examined: entry into the network, transitions within the network, and transitions out of the network. The analysis also attends to the interaction among career opportunities, personnel policies, vacancy chains, and regeneration and growth rates. While educational institutions are the focus of the study, the theory and analysis are applicable to other organizations. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Managerial Occupations, Occupational Mobility, Personnel Evaluation, Promotion (Occupational), Seniority, Vertical Organization
Publications, CEPM, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); Australia (Western Australia); Oregon