ERIC Number: ED435139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Effective School District Management: A Self-Review Instrument and Guide.
This guide describes the school administrator's managerial role. It is designed to help readers gain additional insights into this role by explaining how to conduct a self-review of the strengths and weaknesses of educational-management-related policies and procedures in school districts. It begins with a discussion of a school administrators' multiple roles. Chapter 1 distinguishes between the equally important leadership and managerial roles of the educational administrator, whereas the remaining chapters focus on the managerial role and related tasks, which are often overlooked in educational administration education and literature. Chapter 2 describes the management model upon which the Effective School District Management Review Instrument (ESDMRI) is based, with special emphasis on managerial roles as they have been traditionally defined and the various forms of management scanning conducted by school managers. Chapter 3 discusses the process of self-review and provides a variety of methods using the ESDMRI. The next chapter provides a guide to the instrument, along with references to related materials for each item of the ESDMRI. The final chapter details the continuous process of management scanning, review, and change, and its importance to effective school district management. A copy of the ESDMRI appears in the appendix. (Contains approximately 210 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Models, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 (AASA Stock No. 236-009). Tel: 888-782-2272.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Note: Carl D. Eckstrom assisted the author in the development and writing of the book.