ERIC Number: ED078498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
The Intermediate Unit as a Change Agent.
Stout, Jerry B.
Major benefits are to be derived from the establishment of a middle echelon agency functioning as a link between the State department of education and local school districts. Such an intermediate unit is the ideal agency not only to provide services in high cost, low pupil incidence areas, but also to be the needed change agent for education. It is locally based so that it can assess and meet the needs of individual students, but it is also far enough away from the constraints faced by school districts to foresee the need for change and to implement that change. It should and can involve local personnel at all levels -- planning, implementation and evaluation -- for it is impossible to be an effective change agent without careful planning and development. This service unit can also conduct workshops in the application of new planning technologies; support the development of computerized management information systems; assess educational needs at the regional and State levels; coordinate local and State planning efforts; and identify and utilize all funding sources applicable to educational planning. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Change Agents, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Intermediate Administrative Units, Organization, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Speeches, State School District Relationship
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Note: Paper presented at American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention (105th, San Francisco, California, March 17-21, 1973)