ERIC Number: ED126604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Management: New Challenges for School and College Leaders.
Mitchell, Maurice B.
This is a trying period for educational management and administration. The major sources of problems can be placed in four categories. The worst of these has to do with economics. This is a period of uncertainty of where funds are coming from and of a prevailing black economic mood. Further, education, which used to be a service that society demanded, has become a service far down on the list of social demands and felt needs. A second problem is that society is changing. We've got to find some way to indicate to society that if change is going to take place in the educational system, society has to be sympathetic and understanding to that system. The federal and state agencies cannot ask educators to deal with social change without recognizing its cost and providing for it. A third area of concern is standards. Both individual and institutional standards seem to be declining so that credentials and diplomas mean little. Finally, educational planning must be improved. Educators must look further into the future when planning or we'll make another future just like the one we've gotten rid of and have to live the past all over again. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administration, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), School Desegregation, Social Change
Not available separately; see EA008541
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Fifth paper of "Education Tomorrow: For Whom? Why?" (EA008541); For related documents, see EA008541-547