ERIC Number: ED030182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Planning and the Educational Administrator. Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series, No. 4.
Beeby, C. E.
Educational planning is defined as the exercising of foresight in determining the policy, priorities, and costs of an educational system, having due regard for economic and political realities, for the system's potential for growth, and for the needs of the country and of the pupils served by the system. As related particularly to an educational administrator, five aspects of this view are discussed: (1) The new longterm dimension of national educational planning, taking into account economic growth, human resource development, and "macro-planning," or the simultaneous consideration of a country's several development plans; (2) planning regarded as a linear operation involving preparation, adoption, and execution; (3) sensitivity to political realities, including national goals and influence groups; (4) the educational administrator as special guardian of the rights of the child, within the total framework of the country's economic and manpower needs, and (5) the educational system's capacity to meet the demands made on it by any proposed plan. The educational administrator must give due attention to other national leaders who help determine a country's longrange plans and exercise his special expertise in the diagnostic, strategy-adopting, and tactic-determining phases of educational planning. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, International Education, National Programs, Political Influences, Student Needs
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