ERIC Number: ED100040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Applying MBO to School Systems: A Case Study.
McGrew, Jean B.; Hafeman, Donald A.
In response both to a growing national grumbling about the need for educational accountability and to a felt need to better define and focus on district priorities, the Madison Public Schools adopted a mangement by objectives (MBO) program in 1970. It is on the basis of three years' experience with this program that this book has been written. The publication begins by describing the "change dilemma" that many educators find themselves in. It then examines those observations and assumptions underlying supervision and evaluation in an organization and provides the rationale for the MBO process. Next, it describes the "management contract" that serves as the primary vehicle for operationalizing the MBO process. The publication discusses the prerequisite questions that must be examined by those who would implement an MBO program in their school system, recommends some orientation procedures, and presents ideas for writing contracts. The process of monitoring and evaluating the contract results is described, and problems that implementors should anticipate once an MBO program is installed are discussed. The book concludes with answers to 18 commonly asked questions about implementing an MBO program in a school system. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Employer Employee Relationship, Management by Objectives, Performance Contracts
Educational Service Bureau, Inc., 1835 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin