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'n Konseptuele model vir 'n bestuursinligtingstelsel vir 'n streekkantoor
Brenkman, Albertus Marinus Jan
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In the research for this paper, which concerns a conceptual model for a management information system (MIS) for a regional office, it was found that the regional office could be seen as a typical mini organisation. The regional office as organisation needs educational leaders in order to function. This educational management can be embodied in a pyramid structure comprising top management, middle management and first-line management. Management information is therefore essential for the effective management of a regional office. Effective management in a regional office can only take place when the educational leaders are supported in the execution of their different managerial tasks. This support of the educational leaders necessitates the timely and relevant supply of management information. Research showed that a management information system is a computer based system which provides information to the educational leaders in support of their different management responsibilities. Not only the hardware and software, but also the guidelines and supporting staff can be classified as components of the management information system. The demands of an educational leader from a management information system comprises information on pupils, college and school educators, as well as information regarding physical matters. These three categories of information can be compiled into three integrated files on a database for each regional office. The required management information can be provided by means of reports, graphs and tables. A management information system provides the educational leaders in the regional offices with a challenging and enriching experience in the management of education. It is therefore to be advised that immediate attention be given to the development of management information systems for all regional offices.
- Education