ERIC Number: ED194979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Policy and the Administrator: Some Comments on Key Themes and Issues.
This paper seeks to draw together some of the main themes that run through the previous eight documents in this series. It also links these eight documents to the theoretical paper "Policy-Making and the Policy Process in Education." The author maintains that the most important theme to run through all these papers concerns both the nature of the policy process in education and the nature of education policy issues. He also comments on four issues relating to the policy process: the philosophical and social underpinnings of education policy, the intermeshing of education policy and other government policy, the problems of implementation and unintended consequences, and issue creation and agenda building in policy-making. He then relates these issues to the previously discussed case studies. Finally, the author explains how a number of the case studies illustrate the ways in which the administrator assumes the role of mediator and raises some questions about how the necessary qualities for this role can be developed. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Policy
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050 and ED 155 800.