ERIC Number: ED340113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Multi-Functional Administrator. Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth.
Farrugia, Charles J.; Attard, Paul A.
Of the 48 members of the Commonwealth, 28 have a population of under 2 million. This handbook is intended for senior personnel in ministries of education in small states, including those with responsibility for the management of personnel, finance, and physical resources. Major themes related to educational administration in small states are presented in seven chapters: (1) the senior education administrator in small states; (2) managing time; (3) recruiting and managing staff; (4) appraisal; (5) directing curriculum development; (6) professional development; and (7) administering educational resources. Each chapter consists of two main parts. The first raises and discusses specific issues that emerge from the chapter theme and their effects on education systems in small states. The second part of each chapter is devoted to follow-up activities that pose problems and suggest tasks that are associated with the theme and the issues raised. Practical research, case studies, and suggestions are intended to stimulate discussion and inquiry into local administrative and operational procedures. (35 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Recruitment, Resource Allocation, State Departments of Education, Time Management
Commonwealth Secretariat Publications, Marlborough House, London SW1Y 5HX England (4.00 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).