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ERIC Number: ED013883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 87
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, SELECTION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONS FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
HODGES, LEWIS H.; WENRICH, RALPH C.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM FOR THE PREPARATION OF PERSONS TO BE EMPLOYED IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION. IDENTIFYING AND SELECTING PERSONS IN MICHIGAN WITH LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND A BACKGROUND IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND THEN PREPARING THEM TO FUNCTION AS ADMINISTRATORS WERE THE MAJOR PROBLEMS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM. MALE CANDIDATES WERE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF AGE, WORK EXPERIENCE, TEACHING EXPERIENCE, AND EDUCATION. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SUBMITTED 254 NAMES. OF THE 166 INTERESTED CANDIDATES, 99 MET ALL REQUIREMENTS AND WERE INTERVIEWED AND TESTED. FROM THIS GROUP, 40 CANDIDATES AND 7 ALTERNATES WERE NAMED. A COMBINATION OF MATCHING AND RANDOM METHODS WAS USED TO ESTABLISH GROUPS A AND B. GROUP A ATTENDED AN 8-WEEK SUMMER WORKSHOP AND A 1-YEAR INTERNSHIP WHILE GROUP B PARTICIPATED ONLY IN THE 1-YEAR INTERNSHIP. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE -- (1) ADMINISTRATOR INVOLVEMENT WAS USEFUL DURING INTERNSHIP, (2) MUCH IS YET TO BE LEARNED ABOUT THE VALUE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS FOR SELECTION PURPOSES, AND (3) OTHER STATES ARE VITALLY INTERESTED IN SUCH PROGRAMS. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) THE PROGRAM BE CONTINUED, (2) AN EXTENSIVE FOLLOWUP OF PARTICIPANTS BE MADE, (3) THE LONGITUDINAL STUDY BE CONTINUED IN ORDER TO VALIDATE SELECTION CRITERIA, AND (4) FURTHER RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP BE ENCOURAGED. FURTHER DATA ON PARTICIPANTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN IN THE APPENDIX. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN