ERIC Number: ED213127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Educational Administration and Its Relations with Planning and Research. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 66.
Malpica, Carlos N.
The author's discussion of the relationship of educational administration to educational planning and research begins by considering the development of administrative theory in general and reviewing the functional, institutional, and social approaches to analyzing educational administration. He briefly describes educational administration in the Andean countries of Latin America, noting its centralized bureaucratic control, the role of decision-making and citizen involvement, and the use of plans and programs in the region's educational administrative processes. Educational administration, the author says, can begin both at the macro-administrative level of the national government, where Andean educators have attempted regionalization, and at the micro-administrative level of actual teaching operations, where experiments with community education have occurred. In the Andean countries now, the author continues, educational planning and administration have become more integrated but administrators must exercise care in choosing the factors on which to base educational planning. He lists five problems facing Andean educational administration, including the impacts of politics and mass media, and calls for research based on these problems. In closing, he points out opportunities for international cooperation in developing educational administration and suggests 13 points for the conference to examine. (RW)
Descriptors: Centralization, Coordination, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Regional Cooperation
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. F.71; 5.00 francs).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Latin America; Macro Administration; Micro Administration
Note: Lecture presented at the Andres Bello Convention's international seminar on Research, Planning and Administration of Education (Lima, Peru, August 22, 1979).