ERIC Number: ED112465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-21
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Organizational Health of School Systems.
Cicchelli, Jerry J.
In considering the organizational functions of school systems, the following assumptions need to be examined: client achievement cannot be used as a major index of organizational health; organizational functioning relates closely to the utilization of available human and material resources; maximizing available resources increases organizational adaptability to change; and schools have limitations and need to recognize them. Characteristics leading to an assessment of organizational health include clearly stated purposes and responsibilities, a systematic process for evaluation, a built-in spirit and attitude toward change, and an ability to utilize influence as a feedback mechanism for growth and development. Such characteristics permit school systems to retain their uniqueness relative to their own situations. Procedures for gaining control over the above characteristics would vary from school system to school system. However, the outcome for different school systems should be the same; improved efficiency and productivity could result in better educational opportunities for the children and community. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of School Administrators (107th, Dallas, Texas, February 21-24, 1975)