ERIC Number: ED303868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Message on Managing Change.
Woodside, William S.
Executive committee chairman of the Primerica Corporation and chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Educational Leadership stresses how difficult change is for all organizations and how, in the business as well as education worlds, external forces have compelled responses. The similarities and differences in the management and leadership issues facing school leaders are addressed. Three educational issues exemplify the main idea that when external challenges and pressure are particularly powerful, the adversarial relationship that often exists within institutions begins to moderate, and rapproachment that once was considered nearly impossible becomes a reality. These issues are (1) demography of the public schools; (2) effective schools research; and (3) teachers and their environment. (SI)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Leadership Responsibility, School Demography, Sociocultural Patterns, Superintendents
Publications, American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209-9988 ($1.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.