ERIC Number: ED277198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Evolving Organizational Structures in Special Education.
McCarthy, Eileen F., Ed.; Sage, Daniel D., Ed.
The monograph addresses evolving organizational structures in special education from the perspectives of theory and practice. The initial paper, "Issues in Organizational Structure" (D. Sage), focuses on how the multiple units and operations of the special education system should be related and how the management authority and responsibility for those operations are established and executed. Four case studies follow: "Overview of Organizational Structures within the Milwaukee Public School System's Exceptional Educational Program 1975-1985" (W. Malloy); "The Organizational Change of Special Services in an Urban Center: A Case Study" (V. Johnson); "Evolving Organizational Structures in Special Education: The Madison Example" (L. Gruenewald, R. Loomis); and "A Retrospective and Prospective View of the Minneapolis Public Schools" (K. Kromer). "Organizational Change Processes" (L. Burrello) discusses informal organizational structures, lists properties of organizational health (e.g., goal focus, cohesiveness, morale), analyzes processes described in the case studies, discusses interorganizational theory, and suggests local district approaches to effecting organizational change. The final two articles "Reflections on Evolving Organizational Structures" (J. Frymier) and "Evolving Organizational Structures: A Summary (E. McCarthy) summarize major themes presented in the case studies and other papers. (JW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Administration, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Organization, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, School Districts, Special Education, Urban Education
The Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc., Indiana University, Education Building #226, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($10.00 for CASE members, $17.00 for non-members).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.; University Council for Educational Administration.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington.; Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.
Note: A product of the Program Center for the Study of Leadership Behavior and Field Practice in Special Education Administration. Some charts contain small print.