ERIC Number: ED236756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Don't Be Duped by Industry's Mystique. The Endpaper.
Kowalski, Theodore J.
Executive Educator, v4 n11 p46 Nov 1982
Management approaches used by business do not necessarily work in education. Administrators must beware of trying to find a quick remedy for education's ills by adopting business management principles. Attempts of this kind were made between 1910 and 1930 and were found to be unsuccessful. The major reason is that schools and businesses are two endeavors aimed at producing different results. If we want to develop students with values, empathy, problem-solving skills, and the ability to cope wth a complex world, then we cannot adopt a production-line approach to schooling. Sound business practices make sense when purchasing supplies, but it is a mistake to apply them to decisions about teachers or the curriculum. (DC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project