The Evolution of Educational Management: Eroding Myths and Emerging Models
by James W. Guthrie - 1990
The purposes of this chapter are to (1) describe the fundamental public sector management strategies and their historic application to United States education; (2) analyze assumptions contained in the currently dominant, bureaucratic management strategy and specify why those assumptions increasingly may fail to make sense; (3) speculate regarding the models that appear to be evolving to compete with pyramidal bureaucracy as a dominant mode of school management; and (4) project the consequences of a shift in management strategies for administrator practice and preparation and systematic inquiry about educational administration.
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