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ERIC Number: ED212358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Managerial Succession in Child Care Centers.
Lindeman, Toni D.
Because a change in child care center directors is potentially so disruptive to both staff and children, factors which inhibit a smooth transition of leadership should be identified and, where possible, solutions proposed. Therefore, this paper (1) briefly describes (through five case studies) different managerial successions in child care centers and their effect on both the existing staff members and the new manager, (2) identifies pertinent theories to provide perspective on, and increased understanding of, the case study events presented, and (3) makes recommendations for preventing some of the typical problems encountered. In order to determine existing practices and perceptions about succession, a number of interviews were conducted with six local program administrators and 15 of their staff members in three Northern California counties. Case study materials presented in Section I were constructed from the interview data. In Section II, the importance of expectations, behaviors of group members, ceremony, communication networks, and subtle aspects of individual and group responses to change are discussed. Several detailed and specific recommendations for making the managerial succession process in child care centers less disruptive to members of the existing work group are presented in Section III. Interview schedules and related materials are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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