ERIC Number: ED103498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Urban School Superintendent of the Future.
Merrow, John; And Others
The argument of this book is that "educational reform" will remain an impossible dream until the relationship between the public schools and the larger society undergoes a basic readjustment. We Americans need to recognize their interdependence, and we need to consider just how long we can ask the public schools to change the social order in ways which we as a people apparently find unpalatable. The wisdom of changing the social order is not the issue, only the unrealistic expectation that schools can do the job along. We begin this book with an examination of the social role of the modern public school in the larger society. Chapters 3 and 4 examine superintendents and their training, respectively. Chapter 5 enters the closed circle of graduate training. Chapter 6 explains how the discontent with graduate training developed into a special kind of training, which we call Superintendents' Network and PROJECT OPEN, and Chapter 7 examines a "typical" networking session. We see the Superintendents' Network as something of a prototype for a national network of educational reform, which would involve mayors, civic leaders, educators, and representatives of all the organizations that impinge on the public schools and make them what they are. Chapter 8 looks ahead to the day when interdependence is recognized. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Graduate Study, Public Schools, Superintendents, Urban Schools
Southeastern Foundation of Durant, Oklahoma (Price not quoted)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Southeastern State Coll., Durant, OK.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Foundation, Durant, OK.
Note: Portions of this book have appeared in the following journals: Phi Delta Kappan; Educational Leadership, National Elementary Principal, and the School Administrator