ERIC Number: ED313801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Education Managers--Paradigms Lost. Studies in Educational Administration, Number 51.
Jenkins, H. O.
Major changes in the context in which education managers will be operating in the 1990s presents challenges for heads of schools, while at the same time providing opportunities for heads to function more powerfully at the school level. The dominant professional management models are discussed from a historical perspective; they include the Professional Model (pre-1965) and the Professional/Chief Executive Model (1963 to the present). After analyzing a number of models, this paper concludes by offering for debate a prescriptive model, with 12 key points, which takes the most valuable parts of the managerial and micropolitical models. The prescriptive model also draws upon studies of effective schools, the studies of managers in action, and the more general literature on"excellence." (48 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration, Armidale (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia