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ERIC Number: ED175163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-27
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Board-Administration Relationships: A Key to Public School Governance.
Hess, Fritz
This document explores the relationship between school boards and administrations, with the purpose of gaining insight about both the history and the future of public schools. First it discusses the history of their relationship up to the present time when the two bodies function as rough equals. Next it summarizes various models of board-superintendent relationships. Approaches that concentrate on the types of procedures employed, such as the harmony and pluralistic models, contrast with those that focus on particular loci of power, such as the administrative leadership model. Viewpoints that emphasize the environment in which school administration works--the systems model--contrast with those that focus on the actual institution involved, such as the harmony, pluralistic, and administrative leadership approaches. The final section of the paper discusses influences such as adaptation, trust, and respect that can aid in the development of continuity. The paper concludes that an analysis of these topics can produce important perspectives on the workings of public school governance as well as form the basis for more comprehensive research. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for the New York State Council of School District Administrators Annual Meeting