ERIC Number: ED128517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Organizational Structures of Large School Systems with Special Reference to Problems of Teacher Militancy and Organizational Conflict.
Andes, John O.; And Others
This project presents a developmental study of alternative models for the organization of large school districts. Its objectives are: (1) to conceptualize, describe, and develop alternative administrative structures for large urban school systems; (2) to conceptualize and describe staffing policies for the different models; and, (3) to conceptualize the organizational arrangement and procedures required for the resolution of organizational conflict, such as administrator, board member, and teacher conflicts arising from teacher militancy. Seven chapters address the following topics: the problem and procedures for the study, school district organization and administration (history, review of the literature, and other issues), confrontation, politics, and conflict in urban school systems models of large school system organization, alternative models for large school system organization, consequential analysis, and the summary of findings, conclusions, and implications. A series of appendices, tables, and figures are also included. There is indication that the intensity of conflicts in many urban school districts may divert too much of the energy of school administrators and other personnel away from the primary goal to provide quality educational programs. Also indicated is the need for a system that is more flexible and more responsive, for increased communication, and for the increased opportunity to participate in decision making. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Conceptual Schemes, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Educational Change, Models, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Planning, School Districts, School Organization, Social Change, Teacher Militancy, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.