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By Joseph Murphy, Philip Hallinger

During this vital new assortment Murphy and Hallinger compile descriptions of a variety of the recent types in use in academic administrative education. each one of these 11 types have built in accordance with modern feedback of the academic administrative concept flow, and every, in its personal manner, strives to bridge the chasm among academic concept and perform. The techniques represented the following tension the significance of the directors engagement within the lifestyle of the college, and inspire directors to profit from each other. whereas a few versions have come from management academies, others were built and proven in country departments of schooling, specialist institutions, and academic associations. The publication represents a major source for these operating with pre- and inservice directors as they examine ways that their involvement can enhance the country s schools."

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16 Table I shows the stages in the development of school administration from 1865 to 1985, including the roles, programs, philosophical basis, training, and degrees awarded. While it is neither possible nor necessary to review the histories of these developments in great detail (a growing literature on the subject already exists), it is important to see the evolution of the One Best Model and the nature of competing approaches to the preparation of administrators. Certainly, it was not preordained that the university classroom would be the site, the state the overseer, and the credit the unit.

This "wish list" includes every good technique in management, from assessment through motivation and communications. Most of the ideas are old, and the list is unrealistic. Under his "program delivery components," he urges preparation programs to include the following: 1. Diagnosis capability 2. Design capability 3. Instructional capability 4. Resource capability 5. 49 Again, nothing new: old wine in old bottles. It sounds very much like thinking, planning, doing, and figuring out whether it worked.

Or, as Boyan observed: The more the professor of school administration looked at the social sciences for help . . the more the process of administering schools ap- Page 12 peared to be like the processes of administering other organizations. The skills applicable to understanding, predicting, and controlling human behavior appeared to hold with generality in administering organizations of all kinds. 30 But although scholars of school administration had come at last to a common belief in the applied social sciences, there was less consensus concerning research problems, methods, and implications of findings.

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