ERIC Number: ED289834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Improved Educational Decision Making.
Cole, Bryan R.
This paper is designed to help educational leaders improve their decision making strategies (and correspondingly educational practice) by evaluating their own strategy in concert with a model proposed in the paper. The proposed model provides educational leaders with an enhanced context within which one can effectively analyze and evaluate policies and procedures, critical issues, and decision making processes, and determine educational practices that will result in more effective schools. The model serves as a framework for analysis and evaluation and includes the following components: (1) the foundations of education (historical, philosophical, sociological, political and organizational) and how these perspectives should be considered in the decision making process and their relationship to administrative behavior and the decision setting; (2) the functions of management and their role in the decision making process; (3) the implications of policy development related to the decision and the policy's ensuing procedures with emphasis on the appropriate level of policy/procedure development and how a policy can be integrated into the life of an organization; and (4) the use of the attributes/findings of the more effective schools research as a criterion for analyzing, evaluating and implementing policies and procedures to carry out the decision. (Author/DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (12th, San Diego, CA, November 20-24, 1987).