ERIC Number: ED315839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Study on the Autonomy of Educational Administration. Regular Report 86-21.
Chung, Chan-young; And Others
Excessive centralized control begets uniformity, which denies local need and school uniqueness. Further, control, order, and supervision create impassivity and work against autonomy. The decentralization of authority to lower echelons more familar with local needs may provide a more relevant administration that encourages local initiatives; school and education development are facilitated when the administration caters to local and school needs. To probe the system of educational administration in Korea and to present measures for assisting with the realization of school-centered administration in the country, in June and July 1986, questionnaires were mailed to 500 supervisors and administrators working for the provincial boards of education, 750 teachers, and 150 administrators of the country offices of education from 13 provinces and cities. Additionally, a literature review on the topic was conducted and seminars were held to open the process of study to a wide range of input. Suggestions generated by the findings include minimizing evaluations and inspections by administrative authorities to encourage self-evaluation by the schools' operation evaluation committees, liberalizing control over financial matters, and automating administrative tasks so teachers and administrators are able to devote more time and effort to the improvement of professional competency. (54 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Autonomy, Politics of Education, Professional Development, School Administration, School Based Management, School Supervision
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Korean Educational Development Inst., Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: South Korea