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ERIC Number: ED014157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 114
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Reference Count: 0
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A DEMONSTRATION OF THE USE OF SIMULATION IN THE TRAINING OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
ALEXANDER, LAWRENCE T.; AND OTHERS
IN THE SPRING OF 1967, THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION INITIATED AN INTERNSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PROSPECTIVE PRINCIPALS. A TEAM OF CONSULTANTS FROM THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DEVELOPED A PLAN FOR USING MODERN SIMULATION TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONMAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING AND FOR INCORPORATING THESE TECHNIQUES INTO THE PROGRAM. THE PLAN THAT WAS DEVELOPED CONSISTED OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS--(1) DESIGNING A LOW-COST SCHOOL SIMULATION EMPLOYING PROBLEMS OF SCHOOL-COMMUNITY INTERACTION DERIVED FROM INCIDENTS ACTUALLY OCCURRING IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, (2) CONDUCTING AN EXERCISE TO DEMONSTRATE THE UTILITY OF THE SIMULATION FOR TRAINING, AND (3) UTILIZING THE EXPERIENCE THUS OBTAINED TO RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SIMULATION. THE DEMONSTRATION EXERCISE WAS CONDUCTED WITH THE FIRST CLASS OF TRAINEES ACTING AS PARTICIPANTS. ANALYSES OF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE EXERCISES AND OF THEIR RESPONSES TO A QUESTIONNAIRE SUGGEST THAT THE SIMULATION WAS AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR IMPROVING ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONMAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: New York (Brooklyn); New York (New York)