ERIC Number: ED207244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
International Developments in Educational Administration.
Stone, Franklin D.
Review of the history and characteristics of international organizations in educational administration suggests that the time may be right for a worldwide organization. Five international organizations have formed since 1959, when the University Council for Educational Administration linked U.S. and Canadian educators. A chronological chart illustrates the quickening of interest in the 1970s, when international organizations formed in the Commonwealth of Nations, Europe, and the Americas. A table compares the five existing organizations' memberships, executive directors' status, policy directions, meeting times, research activities, publications, and languages used. Since the 1950s individual leaders have played a large role in establishing international organizations, particularly in the North American and Commonwealth groups. A listing of leaders in educational administration in 1966 and 1978 indicates an expansion in the numbers of countries and leaders involved. Preliminary discussions have occurred on the formation of a worldwide organization. The discussions cover the objectives of a world group and the number of countries not presently represented in an international organization. Debate also continues on the timeliness and structure of such a worldwide organization. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Group Membership, History, International Organizations, Leadership, Organizational Objectives, Postsecondary Education
Monograph IDEA; Division of Educational Administration, 210 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($2.25 North America; $2.75 surface outside N.A.; $3.25 air mail outside N.A.).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.