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ERIC Number: ED081115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 9
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Organizational Mechanisms for Conflict Management in a Large Urban School System.
Lytle, James H.
This paper focuses primarily on the office of the district superintendent, a position unique to large urban school systems. The popular assumption is that subdivisions administered by district boards and district superintendents make urban school systems more responsive to local communities. However, evidence is presented to substantiate the contention that, in fact, the purpose of such offices is to reduce or eliminate local conflicts and pressures before they reach central (administrative) offices (where all significant decisions are made.) The district superintendent is held to be an agent for maintenance of the status quo, not a force for change and responsiveness. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (58th, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-March 1, 1973)