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ERIC Number: ED109056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
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A Systems Overview for the School Administrator.
Ciampa, Bartholomew J.
A systems approach can be viewed as an attempt to answer the question, "What objectives are we to accomplish, by which procedures, and with what available resources?" The necessity for a systems approach is evident in many areas, and particularly explicit examples can be found in military history. A management system has been defined in terms of the methods by which an institution plans, operates, and controls its activities to meet its objectives by utilizing the resources of people, materials, equipment, information, and money. The evaluation of a system's adequacy involves how closely the output of the system fulfills the purposes for which it exists. Further, the quality of an educational institution can only be assessed after its goals are precisely stated and evaluated. The systems approach for school administrators must, then, be preceded by an overview regarding systems applications, since many administrators view the systems approach as merely a highly theoretical exercise. (PB)
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