ERIC Number: ED079853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Analysis of Administrative Structures of Educational Systems in Australia and Canada.
Holdaway, E. A.
This document presents comparative data concerning staff utilization under educational systems operated by the State as opposed to those operated by school districts. The study reported here used as its samples the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and the Australian States of Queensland and Victoria. Specifically, the study was designed to compare the Canadian provinces with the Australian States as regards the percentages of numbers and salaries of staff employed in administrative and support functions; and to compare the organizational structures of Australian departments of education with those of large Canadian school districts. The study was guided by the hypothesis that the decentralized Canadian provincial systems of education would have higher percentages of both administrative and support staff at the out-of-school operational level. The results clearly show that the school district type of operation, as currently in vogue in Alberta and British Columbia, employs higher proportions of out-of-school administrative and support staffs than does the centralized operation as typified by Queensland and Victoria. The document includes information on the research methodology employed; the numbers and salaries of staff in the sample; and the staffing and salary ratios for the administrative, support, noninstructional, and instructional school staffs. Numerous charts and tables are included throughout the document. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Full State Funding, Organization, Power Structure, Public Schools, School Districts, Staff Utilization, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
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Sponsor: Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).; Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada