ERIC Number: ED113796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Director of Education: An In-Basket Simulation Exercise.
Musella, Donald F.; Joyce, H. Donald
This booklet presents an extensive simulation exercise intended to give readers a greater understanding of the role and responsibilities of the local school district superintendent and to aid readers in improving their administrative, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The booklet is organized in two major parts. Part 1 contains background information on a fictitious community and its school system and is intended to provide the context for part 2, which consists of approximately 30 simulated letters, memos, and similar items that might accumulate in a school district superintendent's in-basket during a week's time. Readers are expected to indicate what action they would take on each in-basket item, based on the information given them. The simulated materials were selected to represent a wide range of administrative functions and may be used in a variety of ways, according to the background and needs of different readers. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Games, Problem Solving, Simulation, Superintendents
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada ($4.40, Payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.