ERIC Number: ED235554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Teaming, Staffing, and Improving Instruction.
Harris, Ben M.
Educational leaders' effective use of communications, collaboration, and common interests provides the key to managing a surplus of human resources. Students, like all members of an organization, are both a potential resource in fulfilling educational goals, and a personal and financial liability. Increases in the population, an aging citizenry, rising levels of education and of expectations, and the influences of advanced technology create pressures on school administrators, including intense competition for high quality teaching personnel. Declining educational quality will result unless initiatives are taken before 1985, such as utilizing students to fulfill staff responsibilities and cultivating leadership capabilities to enable teachers and administrators to better use available human resources. Strategies for realizing such initiatives include giving high priority to inservice training for all staff; organizing teams among and under professional staff that bring together students, paraprofessionals, parents, volunteers, teacher trainees, and other agency personnel; and building a leadership team of supervisory staff headed by the superintendent, thereby lessening the burden on the principal. (MJL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Training, Management Teams, Parent Participation, Principals, School Administration, Sociocultural Patterns, Staff Development, Student Role, Superintendents, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teamwork, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on an address before the Henry J. Otto Executive Development Seminar (25th, Austin, TX, April 14, 1983).