ERIC Number: ED194985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Some Comments on Key Themes and Issues in the Practice of Educational Administration. Practice, Problems and Trends in the Field: An Overview.
Walker, William G.
This paper summarizes and analyzes the views presented in the preceding group of five papers, focusing on important issues in educational administration in four countries. The author notes that the developed countries discussed (England, Canada, and Australia) all face the problems of declining student numbers, decreasing birth rates, public disenchantment with schools, general and teacher unemployment, poor media image, and militant unionism. Yet he notes that a different picture is painted of the developing nation of Sri Lanka where education is still seen by the majority as holding the keys to future prosperity and happiness. After summarizing the key points of the papers, he concludes that senior administrators in all countries agree that administrators feel caught in the middle and "it's a tough place to be." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Centralization, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Educational Attitudes, Review (Reexamination), School Support, Trend Analysis
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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.