ERIC Number: ED153519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
The Managerial Approach to Tertiary Education: A Critical Analysis.
The various elements of the management approach to tertiary education (broadly, all institutions of further and higher education maintained by local authorities) are identified, with the principal focus on the general approach known as "Management by Objectives" (MBO). The arguments for and against its use and possible hazards following adoption of the approach are presented. This guide contains the following seven chapters: (1) applying the managerial approach to tertiary sector colleges; (2) establishing the aims and objectives of the college; (3) setting objectives for individuals; (4) staff development; (5) performance appraisal; (6) evaluating the managerial approach; and (7) the future of the managerial approach. Emphasis is put on the present lack of an adequate conceptual base for MBO and related approaches, the variety of possible schemes, the importance of 'tailoring' the design to fit the particular organizational conditions at the time of implementation, and the dangers involved in proceeding either too quickly or too slowly. (SPG)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bibliographies, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Organizational Effectiveness, Performance, Staff Development
NFER Publishing Company, 2 Jennings Building, Thames Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QS Great Britain (2.95 Pounds)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)