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ERIC Number: ED010912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 28
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THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, AN ASPECT OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR PREPARATION.
DELACY, WALTER J.
A SURVEY WAS MADE OF 18 UNIVERSITIES WITH ACCREDITED PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR PREPARATION TO ASCERTAIN HOW THE SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES HAVE BEEN INTEGRATED INTO THEIR PROGRAMS, AND TO EVALUATE THE HYPOTHESIS THAT INCREASED EMPHASIS UPON AN INTERDISIPLINARY APPROACH WOULD PRODUCE MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. FINDINGS WERE COMPILED FROM PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL AT EACH INSTITUTION. ALL OF THE SCHOOLS OFFER PROGRAMS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION LEADING TO THE D.ED. OR THE PH.D. A RELATIVELY CONSISTENT PATTERN EXISTS AMONG THE SCHOOLS WITH RESPECT TO COURSE WORK, FIELD EXPERIENCES, STATISTICS, INTERNSHIPS, SEMINARS, AND DISSERTATION RESEARCH. ALL INSTITUTIONS INCLUDE COURSE WORK IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, WITH DISCIPLINES AND THEIR FREQUENCIES AS FOLLOWS--SOCIOLOGY (17), ECONOMICS (16), POLITICAL SCIENCE (15), PSYCHOLOGY (11), ANTHROPOLOGY (8), BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (5), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (4), HISTORY (3), PHILOSOPHY (2), GOVERNMENT (2), COMMUNICATIONS (2), AND HUMAN RELATIONS (1). SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES RANGE FROM NO MINIMUM TO A MINIMUM OF 24, WITH MOST SCHOOLS FAVORING SOCIAL SCIENCES. ABOUT HALF THE SCHOOLS ARRANGE SEMINARS FOR THEIR STUDENTS THROUGH THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CLASSES OFFERED FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. PROBLEMS EXIST IN (1) OBTAINING ADEQUATE PERSONNEL TO TEACH THE SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES, (2) CONFUSION OVER THE CONTENT AND RELEVANCE OF SUCH TRAINING, AND (3) CONFLICTS WITH PERSONNEL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCE FIELDS OVER STUDENT LOAD IN THE RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS. ONE SCHOOL REPORTED REAL EVIDENCE AND ONLY TWO REPORTED VERBAL EVIDENCE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, A LACK ATTRIBUTED TO ITS RECENT INTRODUCTION. THE STUDY RECOMMENDS THAT EACH DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION INCORPORATE INTO ITS PROGRAMS THE MOST RELEVANT CONTENT OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND CULTIVATE INTERACTIONS WITH SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS. (JK)
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