ERIC Number: ED112526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Creative Survival in Educational Bureaucracies.
Brubaker, Dale L.; Nelson, Roland H., Jr.
In order to survive creativity in and change educational organizations, the decision-maker needs to understand how these organizations presently function. Educational organizations are discussed as sociopolitical systems and a conceptual framework is proposed for analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The five functions that educational organizations perform for students are identified and described: confinement, training, indoctrination, sorting, and providing the conditions for personal or self-development. Most educational organizations are based on a bureaucratic model; a case is built for a new organizational model that retains the bureaucratic form for governance functions while using the professional form for curriculum and instruction matters. A number of operational guides are offered to aid the decision-maker in getting the most out of his organization as it is presently structured, while at the same time working toward a new organizational model. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Organization, Organizational Climate, Organizational Effectiveness, School Organization
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($9.75, Quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
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