ERIC Number: ED181544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Educational Project Management Instructional System. Module One. Project Management Executive Orientation.
Cummings, C. Peter; Cook, Desmond L.
This module is the first in a self-instructional program designed to train public school personnel in how to manage educational projects. These may include federally funded projects (such as Title I projects), court-ordered programs (such as a desegregation plan), or locally initiated projects (such as a new math program). The purpose of this module is to provide an orientation to project management for top-level administrators in local education agencies. In the first lesson, the characteristics of a project and of project management are explained, examples of project management are cited, and the advantages and limitations of project management in local education agencies are discussed. The second lesson presents the organizational placement of projects in local education agencies, the requirements for incorporating project management capability in local education agencies, and an outline plan for installing project management capability. In the third lesson, the guidance necessary in planning a project is identified, possible assistance required during project operations is cited, and potential sources of functional conflict are discussed. Additional information and assistance on project management are provided in the fourth lesson. Although the module is designed for use with a slide and tape presentation, it may be used alone. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Autoinstructional Aids, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Organization, Program Administration, Programed Instruction, Projects, School Districts
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Program Management Center.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 012 328-330; Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document