ERIC Number: ED122474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organization for Leadership in Large Systems: The Decentralization Dilemma.
Sage, Daniel D.
Trends and problems involved in administrative decentralization of special education services are examined. Noted is the exclusion of special education from recent political and administrative decentralization attempts in large urban settings. Increased emphasis on mainstreaming is seen to necessitate greater role clarification between special and general administrators and teachers in central and area levels of decision making. Proposed are two organizational models: structural (based on client or service and clinical classification, statistical incidence, or type of service indicated) and functional (based on a division of leadership functions rather than instructional organization or population type being served). It is suggested that the functional approach helps to maintain a balance of power between central and regional offices in large decentralized systems. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976) ; Reproduced from Best Copy Available