ERIC Number: ED082270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Quantitative Analysis in Educational Administrator Preparation Programs. ERIC/CEM State-of-the-Knowledge Series Number Nineteen. UCEA Monograph Series Number Six.
Bruno, James E.; Fox, James N.
The demand for administrators and specialists trained in quantitative concepts and skills has increased across the last decade mainly as a result of the accountability movement. Quantitative methods can greatly assist the school administrator in certain decisionmaking processes, although it is essential that he be able to distinguish between those decisions that readily lend themselves to quantitative methods and those that do not. In this monograph, the authors discuss the emerging trend toward the integration of quantitative analysis into the preparation of school administrators. They outline the potential benefits of and the problems associated with the application of such concepts and skills to school administration. The authors present the ideal content of preparation programs in quantitative analysis for general administrators, practicing specialists, and research specialists; and they evaluate both university and nonuniversity programs already in practice. A comprehensive bibliography on quantitative analysis in education is included, as well as brief descriptions of various programs in the field. (Editors)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Education, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Management Development, Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Problem Solving, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Systems Analysis
University Council for Educational Administration, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.00, Quantity Discounts)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.