ERIC Number: ED173896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Systematic Approaches to the Management and Governance of Urban Education.
Cunningham, Luvern L.
Studies in Educational Administration and Organization, n7-8 p88-105 Sum 1978
Several systematic approaches to problem-solving hold promise for urban education. These include proactive leadership, third parties as problem solvers, citizen involvement, and the decision seminar. Proactive leadership is required to assure educational opportunity constructed upon the companion principles of equity and quality. One example of proactive leadership is the establishment of third-party citizen problem-solving groups. Such citizens groups in some respects negotiate the public interest among boards of education, school employees, students, parents, citizens, the state and even federal interests. To solve problems, third parties employ the strategies of leading, convening, accessing, mediating, linking, proxying, catalyzing, reporting, and implementing. The decision seminar is a disciplined structure for the analysis of problems and the projection of alternatives. Typical goals are to improve problem-solving, to supplement the knowledge and experience of participants, to construct an analytical framework through which participants can integrate problems, and to establish information-gathering and evaluation systems. The seminar employs the classic elements of the problem-solving process. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Haifa Univ., Mount Carmel (Israel). Center for Educational Administration.