ERIC Number: ED212037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
OCLEA: One Approach to Educational Change. The Management Analysis Paper.
The Ontario (Canada) Council for Leadership in Educational Administration (OCLEA) was established in 1973 to meet the need of the province's educational administrators for inservice professional development. Its objectives include meeting these professional development needs, developing recommendations for professional preparation programs, and encouraging the conduct and utilization of research on educational administration. Supported by major educational organizations in Ontario, OCLEA is run by a board of directors and an executive director. OCLEA's programs comprise workshops and seminars in professional development, information collection and dissemination (including a journal), and research and development activities to assess and meet administrative research needs. OCLEA's programs are funded by grants and service fees and always include provision for evaluation. The organization has been hindered by members' lack of commitment, competition with other organizations, and negative and indifferent attitudes among client groups. These hindrances have been met by encouraging maximum representation and involvement of client and constituent groups, establishing communication networks, decentralizing programs, and continually evaluating professional development needs. An assessment of OCLEA's current status and future problems indicates that it must expand its services and client base to survive. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ontario Council for Leadership Educ Admin Ontario; Research and Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Seminar, "Educational Change Strategies for the 80's," of IMTEC/International Movements Towards Educational Change (Kijkduin, The Netherlands, March 29-April 3, 1981). Best copy available.