ERIC Number: ED331772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Institution Building and Self Renewal Needs of Education Systems.
Rao, T. V.
Educational institutions are expected to serve people by developing their knowledge, skills, and personality, including their values and attitudes. They are expected to influence the environment through the people they develop and through the models they set up in terms of the values and behaviors of the people who work in these institutions. Institution-building is a continuous process by which educational institutions are able to build and strengthen an internal culture with values that help a dynamic functioning of the institution enabling it to achieve its objectives and have the right kind of impact on the environment. Thus, an educational institution with a strong institution-building base is never static and is ever changing. However, this paper contends that a large number of educational institutions have not learned to change. They have become static, rigid, complacent and have learned to resist change rather than to change and bring about change in their surroundings. These developments have occurred because most educational institutions do not have a strong institution-building base. This paper attempts to highlight the need for institutionalizing various processes and mechanisms that may make educational institutions more dynamic, purposeful, cost-effective, and effective. An appendix contains a check-list of institution building and self-renewal capabilities of educational institutions. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Administration, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Survival, Organizational Climate, Resistance to Change, Self Evaluation (Groups)
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Note: Presented at the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).