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ERIC Number: ED086205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 17
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Management Models and Instructional Productivity.
Heinich, Robert
Management models for cost-effective technological instructional systems must overcome the barriers which the educational superstructure raises to oppose alternative modes of instruction. Under our labor-intensive system, instructional costs rise, but productivity doesn't; the system must either become less labor-intensive, through technology, or increase its revenues enormously. To achieve the former, the only alternative the taxpayer will accept, fiscal regulations must be changed to provide aid on the basis of student needs rather than on the number of teachers and curriculum and instructional decisions must be made, collaboratively, at the design stage, not at the classroom level. Management models must: 1) stop challenging the teacher's authority in the classroom; 2) use interface forms which students, not teachers, favor; 3) make student evaluation a team task; 4) require teacher accountability; 5) provide students with instructional options; 6) promote administrative change to deal with logistical problems; and 7) work with teacher associations to make them realize that differentiated staffing is an unavoidable fact of life, but that within this context teachers' real wages will rise as productivity increases. (PB)
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