ERIC Number: ED326952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Deciding To Decide: Structuring Decision Situations and Selecting Decision Strategies.
Krepel, Thomas L.
Guidelines to facilitate the assessment and development of educational leadership decision-making skills are presented in this paper. Included are a review of traditional and contemporary concepts of the decision-making process, identification of appropriate techniques, and an analysis of four contemporary decision-making models by Thompson, Kassouf, Radford, and Grandori. Focussing on decisions that are not completely specified, a comparison of the four systems demonstrates much similarity between them. A conclusion is that contemporary decision-making models are characterized by recognition of different decision situations and diverse environmental factors, inclusion of subjectivity, and emphasis on information gathering. These models also require that the administrator make a concerted effort to analzye and refine the technical skills needed to make optimal use of the new decision making tools now becoming available in the field. Five tables are included. (10 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Council for Educational Administration (St. Cloud, MN, October 26-27, 1990).