ERIC Number: ED040495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Administrative Technology and the School Executive: Applying the Systems Approach to Educational Administration.
Knezevich, Stephen J., Ed.
In this era of rapid social change, educational administrators have discovered that new approaches to problem solving and decision making are needed. Systems analysis could afford a promising approach to administrative problems by providing a number of systematic techniques designed to sharpen administrative decision making, enhance efficiency, and increase the probability of educational program effectiveness. Several system models for rational decision making have been developed by business, military, and industrial organizations. Each of these models depends upon an operational definition of the desired result, a specification of the processes designed to achieve that result, and evaluative techniques to assess the success of each process. School districts and administrators would benefit from the implementation of one or more of the rationalistic decision-making techniques such as planning-programing-budgeting system, critical path analysis, or operations analysis. Once goals are chosen, these techniques aid in proper resource allocation to effect those goals. (RA)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Principles, Budgeting, Critical Path Method, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Operations Research, Planning, Programing, Resource Allocation, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement, Technology
American Association of School Administrators, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00, Quantity discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.