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ERIC Number: ED172375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Organization of Public School Districts: An Inquiry into the Growth of Administrative Components.
Lesser, Philip
Growth of administrative components in 43 K-12 public school districts in the Saint Louis metropolitan area is reported for 1968-76. Increases in absolute numbers and ratios of administrators to teachers occurred in school districts with increasing as well as declining enrollments. Statistical analysis of public records and interviews with superintendents did not support two prominent organizational explanations for this growth: that the percentage of administrative employees declines as organization membership increases, and that the percentage of administrative employees increases as the complexity of the organization's environment increases. An alternative approach, emphasizing expansion-tendencies within administrative staffs, is suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)