ERIC Number: ED097302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Viability: The Final Report and Recommendations of the Administration and Supervision National Field Task Force on the Improvement and Reform of American Education.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report offers recommendations from the vantage points of educational administration and supervision regarding the best use of discretionary federal funds for the improvement of the quality of American education. Part one describes the Administration and Supervision Task Force on School Improvement and Reform. Part two, "Recommendations of the Administration and Supervision Task Force," presents the rationale of the position of the task force, identifies the prime benficiaries of reforms, presents a view of the regenerative school, and delineates the elements of schooling to which attention must be directed in an educational reform strategy. Part three, "The Focus of Education Reform," presents a view that school administrators and their functioning are the key action targets. Part four, "Starting the Reform Thrust," states that the most crucial point at which to initiate the reform process in schools is at the locus of leadership. Skills and abilities required for effective leadership are listed. The appendix consists of statements, position papers, and other materials helpful to the task force. In conclusion, a systematically developed plan, implemented through an action program based upon the best of education history and the careful examination and application of behavioral science, is not only feasible but timely. Training for effectiveness will represent the single most essential and necessary ingredient. (PD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Leadership Qualities
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1780-01330, $1.55)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.