ERIC Number: ED330050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at School-Based Management. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 6.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud
Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, n6 Jan 1989
A number of researchers and national commission reports have recommended increased autonomy of public schools through school-site management. School-based management entails focusing the full resources of the system at school level and allowing decisions to be make at that level where faculty and principal constitute a natural management team. Principals act as chief executive officers and the responsibility that they shoulder is matched by an equivalent amount of authority. No one in the central office receives a higher salary than the principal, and teachers are able to earn as mush as their principal. Principal and staff have the authority to make decisions about curriculum and allocation of funds. Central administrators become managers, evaluators, and supporters of the school system instead of bosses and directors while superintendents continue to be chief administrators and responsible to governing boards. (EJS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.