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ERIC Number: ED263671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Management Development in Areas Where the Concern for Such Activity Is Recent. Some Preliminary Notes.
Gray, Harry
Perceptions regarding the theory and practive of educational management development in the United Kingdom are offered in this essay. It is suggested that most educators prefer theoretical discussion of management to practical help, and that teachers often are difficult to teach on account of intellectual egotism--a resistance to experiential learning. Yet management development is essentially an affective process in which a manager reflects on his own experience in order to develop appropriate theories, and authority derives from his own understanding. Accordingly, there are certain principles that apply to the introduction of management thinking across the board. The first is that trainees need both a cognitive and experiential understanding of how organizations work; the more financial awareness can be brought to rank and file members, the more managers will feel the need to think and act with true managerial responsibility. The use of consultants is recommended as a way to bring about satisfactory management development. It is probable that many new sectors will open to good management quickly, now that a national awareness of economic restraints and opportunities has been encouraged and sustained. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom