ERIC Number: ED061648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
State Government and Education: Management in the State Education Agency.
Friedman, Burton D.
This document focuses on the State education agency and the requirements for its management within the statutory and policy limits of each State. The agency is primarily a public service agency designed to recognize and solve educational problems, to implement solutions, and to allocate available resources at the optimum level. Recent developments in systems thinking have instigated changes in public administration theory, and this report lists 12 management processes especially applicable to education agency management derived from those developments. These processes include anticipating futures, planning, programing, financing, budgeting, controlling, organizing, staffing, administering, evaluating, relationship building, and developing institutions. Depending on the needs of each State, three approaches to management improvement that may prove useful are (1) improving staff; (2) improving the management systems complex; and (3) improving and clarifying goals, priorities, and programs. (RA)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Agencies, Agency Role, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Federal State Relationship, Management Development, Management Systems, Public Policy, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State Government, State Officials, Systems Analysis
Public Administration Service, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Administration Service, Chicago, IL.