ERIC Number: ED166802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Mediation: Administrators as Advocates.
McCutcheon, Aubrey V.
Many educational administrators feel seriously lacking in advocacy training. They want to be able to deal with disruptive conflicts and adversary situations with legislative bodies, parent groups, and executive agencies. When 19 school administrators were polled informally, they asked for advocacy training to help them acquire the skills of persuasion, negotiation, and political know-how. Administrators need to know how to lobby with legislators and to present their interests in court. For example, advocacy training might have helped Detroit administrators who were prevented both from operating under a deficit budget and from the necessary reduction of services that such operation entailed. Advocacy training is the first step in creating effective power brokers able to affect the changing politics of education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Educational Administration, Motivation Techniques, Persuasive Discourse, Political Power, Politics
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309