ERIC Number: ED534238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Answering the Critics of School Administration, 2nd Ed.
Educational Research Service
All too often, the public perception of school administration is that it is a large bureaucracy diverting critical resources from instruction. According to "Answering the Critics of School Administration: What Are the Facts? Second Edition," by Nancy Protheroe, the data show otherwise. Six common misperceptions of school administration are examined and proven false in light of the most recent national data: administration is an unnecessary burden on school and should be curtailed; there are too many administrators; the number of school administrators is growing rapidly and at the expense of instruction; school administrators are paid too much; increasing amounts of school budgets are going to administration; and that a lot of money is going to administration that could be better spent for other purposes.
Descriptors: School Administration, Administration, Misconceptions, Textbook Content, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Resource Staff, Differentiated Staffs, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Budgets, Operating Expenses, Expenditure per Student, School District Spending, Compensation (Remuneration), Governance, School District Wealth, Institutional Characteristics, Central Office Administrators, School Personnel, Public Opinion
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service