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ERIC Number: ED158399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
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Divine Right Administration--And Other Foolishness.
Koehler, Michael
Despite the avowed intentions of teachers who become administrators, educational planning processes frequently fail to produce adequate responses to educational needs. The fault for this failure can be ascribed in part to a lack of understanding of the planning process, particularly of the need to assess problems before proposing solutions. Even more critical, however, is the need to recognize that the bureaucratic structure of educational administration, while apparently efficient, is also often dysfunctional. Deriving from the monarchical form of government, the hierarchical structure of educational administration passes power from top to bottom. Those in the hierarchy are always more responsive to the desires of their superiors than to the actual needs of those below them. Until decision-making power is redistributed, administrators and teachers are always going to be at odds and educational change is going to be a slow and painful process. (Author/PGD)
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Language: English
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