ERIC Number: ED199217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Dean: An Examination of Behaviors Associated with Special Projects.
Arends, Richard I.; And Others
A study was made of the crucial role of the college dean in implementing curriculum changes in schools of education. With the passage of the Education for Handicapped Children law, reform in teacher education programs became necessary. College deans were given federal grants along with the responsibility of overseeing major educational innovations. The following duties on the part of the dean, critical to supporting the faculty at a time of change, were identified: (1) managing a temporary system to carry out project activities; (2) allocating resources; (3) performing ceremonial functions; (4) acting as a persuader; (5) providing social and political support; (6) serving as liaison to outsiders; (7) disseminating information; and (8) interacting on a personal level with project staff, faculty, and others related to the grant. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Agents, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Deans, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Leadership Styles, Mainstreaming, Motivation Techniques, Persuasive Discourse, Policy Formation, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Deans Grant Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 19, 1981).