ERIC Number: ED031788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Systems Approaches to the Management of Public Education.
Mansergh, Gerald G., Ed.
Three major presentations made at an October 1968 conference at Hartland, Michigan, for public school administrators and university professors are "The Systems Movement and Educational Administration," by Glenn L. Immegart; "Cost-Utility Analysis and Educational Decision-Making," by Austin D. Swanson; and "Educational Planning, Programming, and Budgeting: A Systems Approach," by Harry J. Hartley. Immegart defines the systems movement, outlines 11 approaches within the field (cybernetics, operations research, etc.), reviews models and procedures, and suggests problems related to use of the systems approach in educational administration. Swanson describes the general input-output model, discusses measurement indexes, explains alternate strategies in subsystem application, and emphasizes optimizing the combined output of subsystems. Hartley outlines the present limitations of the systems approach in local schools, compares various stages of budgetary reform with traditional incremental practices in local school planning, portrays the primary conceptual and operational elements of PPBS, and describes three program budgeting installations: Dade County, New York City, and Sacramento. Bibliographies are appended. (JK)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Program Budgeting, Public Education, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach
The Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc., Fairmont Bldg., Wayne State Univ., 680 Merrick St., Detroit, Mich. 48202 ($3.00 members, $5.00 non-members).
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc., MI.