ERIC Number: ED306689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
The Reform of School Administration: Pressures and Calls for Change. Final Copy.
This paper is part of a larger report entitled "The Reform of American Public Education in the 1980s; Themes and Cases." A discussion on the reform of school administration, specifically the forces leading to the reform of school administration in the 1980s is presented. The first part of the report documents the forces that led to demands for improvements in preparation and functioning of principals and superintendents. The pressures are considered contextual or macrolevel influences on the reform of school administration. Next, the microlevel pressures are analyzed. The need for reform is based on analyses of problems with the ways principals and superintendents are recruited, trained, certified, and selected. The discussion is drawn from two sources that include the critical analyses of educational administration and reform reports of diverse types. Appended are 110 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).