ERIC Number: ED314828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Administration Programs: The Cash Cow of the University? Improving the Preparation of School Administrators. Notes on Reform No. 4.
Twombley, Susan; Ebmeier, Howard
Resource allocation processes in universities and in schools of education trap educational administration programs in a circle of disadvantage. A framework for analyzing the relationship between university resource allocation and the ability of schools of education and departments of educational administration to engage in effective curriculum reform is proposed. Underfunding of schools of education and departments of educational administration is discussed followed by a segment on the mechanisms that promote resource-allocation imbalance, including low program costs, internal allocation of funds, high student demand, and power politics and external competition. The last section deals with primary and secondary effects of systematic underfunding and high student demand. (10 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Charlottesville, VA.