A study of the implementation of a bureaucratic-professional model of decision-making at an elementary school

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Molly James Sloan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: This study analyzes and describes the implementation of a bureaucratic-professional model of decision-making in an elementary school in North Carolina. In the judgment of the originators of the conceptual model for the school, the bureaucratic organizational system was appropriate for governance functions, since it deals with matters in which the ends are measurable, the means for reaching such ends are agreed upon, and the causal relationship between means and ends is concretely demonstrable. In the area of curriculum and instruction, however, the professional organizational form is more acceptable due largely to the abstractness of educational ends. The vertical hierarchical bureaucratic system is less appropriate than the horizontal professional system that depends on trust in the expertise of colleagues.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Elementary school administration
Education, Elementary $x Curricula
School management and organization $x Decision making

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