ERIC Number: ED209727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Source and Substance of Conflict in Educational and Municipal Governance.
Zeigler, L. Harmon; And Others
This report describes the sources and substance of conflicts as revealed by city managers and superintendents. The data presented are from interviews conducted for a study that compares and contrasts the conflict management behaviors of 52 superintendents and 52 city managers and the conditions that are associated with them. The purpose of the descriptive study is to address two questions: How much conflict from various sources do superintendents and city managers report? What is the substance of the conflict? The first question is based on the assumption that, in addition to generalized conflict, city managers and superintendents respond to demands from a variety of sources (the elected board or council, other administrators, other governments, or segments of the community). The second question involves a comparison of the range in the substance of conflicts faced by superintendents and city managers. These questions are discussed in terms of the two groups' relationships with the public, legislative bodies, and their internal organizations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Citizen Participation, City Officials, Comparative Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Political Influences, School Districts, Superintendents
Center for Educational Policy and Management, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.