ERIC Number: ED265621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-16
Reference Count: 0
Leadership: The Critical Variable.
McKenzie, Floretta Dukes
To assist educational leaders in understanding the implications of the transformation from an industrial to an information society, this paper cites selected societal changes. Among these are new information technologies that will give birth to new activities, processes, and products; and the existence of masses of data from which leaders must choose what is relevant to education. Several management models and instructional programs can help administrators inform themselves and alert others to both the unprecedented shifts in societal values and behavior, and the technology and knowledge explosion. Existing and planned models used in the District of Columbia are briefly described, including the Management Institute and the Principal's Center. Noting that the private sector and public agencies have been helpful in preparing students for an information society and technological future, career modules in several District of Columbia high schools are mentioned. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Science, Information Sources, Inservice Education, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Management Development, Principals, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Association of School Administrators (Orlando, FL, June 16, 1985).