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ERIC Number: ED123704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 21
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Group Dynamics: Toward a Study of the Administrative/Supervisory Leadership Role Within Group Decision-Making Processes.
McGowan, Francis, II
Group processes are an integral part of the educational enterprise, but "effectiveness of group processes" does not necessarily follow from the simple act of group formation. The administrator has the responsibility of exercising effective group leadership. Group formation, group task functions or assignments, and decision-making processes are discussed. The process of decision-making is placed in a conceptual framework, and from selected criteria for judging leadership styles, leadership is defined, research findings cited, and the transactional style proposed as an appropriate leadership style for the administrator interacting effectively with individuals in group processes. Those in the field of education should reconceptualize the total educational enterprise as a cooperative, social venture, with a view toward increased organizational effectiveness and improvement of current decision-making practices. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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