ERIC Number: ED032619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Business Methods in Reorganizing Administration of an Urban School System. Industry and Education Study No. 1, New Haven.
Barnes, Donald E.
Problems with defining the administrative organization of the New Haven school system led a new superintendent of that system to request aid from local industrial management experts. An organization expert was "loaned" to the school system by a local industry. The end result of 6 months of interviewing and analyzing was a document, called "The Price Report," that assessed the organizational structure, pointing out serious deficiencies and proposing a detailed plan for reorganization. A local public utility then placed three men under the superintendent's direction to implement the reorganization plan. In addition to their basic assignment, they wrote an "Administrators' Manual" and produced an innovative management inservice training program. A reorganization of information channels has led to improved communication within the administrative structure, with the press, and with the public on a direct basis. Copies of questionnaires used in the study are appended with a summary of "The Price Report." (DE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Industry, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Management Systems, Public Relations, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Institute for Educational Development, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 (First copy $1.00, extra $.50 each).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.