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Organizing Schools


reviewed by Edward A. Carlin 1962

coverTitle: Organizing Schools
Author(s): D. E. Griffiths, D. L. Clark, D. R. Wynn, L. Iannaccone
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Organizing Schools for Effective Education fills an important need in the literature of educational administration. The authors have focused their attention on the problems of organization per se. To this end, the book is divided into five parts covering (1) problems and issues, (2) case studies, (3) job descriptions, (4) informal organization, and (5) organizing the administrative staff. Griffiths and his collaborators establish a theoretical framework in the first section of the book. They explore the virtues and disadvantages of centralized and decentralized administration which they call "tall" and "flat." While they recognize that the advantages of each of these administrative arrangements for particular circumstances, they nevertheless forthrightly favor the decentralized or "flat" type of administrative organization as they favor line and staff distinctions and decision-making as close as possible to the point of action, unitary control, explicit job descriptions, opportunities for individual development within the organization, and protection of individual... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 1, 1962, p. 80-80
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2952, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 5:45:22 AM

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