ERIC Number: ED079836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Secondary School Principal. An In-Basket Simulation Exercise.
Musella, Donald F.; Joyce, H. Donald
The simulation materials in this booklet are presented in the form of "in" basket items that represent some problems encountered by secondary school principals in actual situations. These exercises are directed toward improving those skills related to the administrative processes of decisionmaking, supervision, planning, and problem solving. They aim at providing greater understanding of (1) the organizational and social setting in which the administrative and policy development processes operate; (2) role theory and relationships, as well as interpersonal perception and cognition; (3) the administrative and leadership roles as part of the greater organization and system; and (4) self and others as part of interpersonal relationships within a group setting, improved skills in interpersonal behavior, and in fulfilling the leadership role with respect to working with others through various models of operation. Through the use of the various models of problem solving offered, the participants should be able to demonstrate improved skills in this area. The in-basket items follow a description of the hypothetical setting in which the person performing the simulation is supposed to work. Related documents are EA 005 136 and EA 005 100. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Inservice Education, Leadership Training, Management Development, Management Games, Principals, Problem Solving, Secondary Schools, Simulation, Training Methods
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.