ERIC Number: ED232353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Organizing a Special Education Program Utilizing the Theory Z Model of Management.
Lindeman, David P.; And Others
An alternative management model was implemented to increase teacher productivity in an institutional school for 185 mildly to severely mentally retarded children. The model included three components: a management structure that allowed for problem solving while still motivating staff; an inservice program for staff; and an evaluation system to provide staff with feedback on the effectiveness of their instruction. A shift in management placed greater responsibility on teachers and led to the development of self managed units consisting of four to five teachers. The inservice program addressed instructional planning activities, direct instructional behaviors, and evaluation procedures. A minicomputer was used to provide evaluatory feedback allowing staff to assess their level of productivity. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (9th, Denver, CO, November 4-6, 1982).