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ERIC Number: ED019739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATING OPERATION LEADERSHIP--THE PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, APRIL-JUNE, 1967.
LORBER, NEIL M.
IN THE SPRING OF 1967, EIGHTEEN ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN WHO WERE AWAITING APPOINTMENTS AS PRINCIPALS OF NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS WITH A PREPONDERANCE OF DISADVANTAGED PUPILS WERE ASSIGNED TO A TEN-WEEK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CLOSE OBSERVATION OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS, FOR PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL DECISIONMAKING, AND FOR INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, SUPERVISION, AND THE PLANNING OF IMPROVED INSTRUCTION. EACH INTERN WAS ASSIGNED TO AN EXPERIENCED AND SUCCESSFUL HOST PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL SERVING DISADVANTAGED PUPILS. INTERNS SPENT THREE DAYS OF EACH WEEK IN THEIR HOST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL AND TWO DAYS IN SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS. TRAINING TECHNIQUES INCLUDED OPEN-ENDED CASE STUDIES, SIMULATED PROBLEM INCIDENTS PRESENTED OVER CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION, AND FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT AFTER APPOINTMENT OF INTERNS TO PRINCIPALSHIPS. PROGRAM EVALUATION METHODS INCLUDED EXAMINATION OF THE INTERNS' LOGS, ANALYSIS OF QUESTIONNAIRE REPLIES FROM INTERNS AND HOST PRINCIPALS, AND APPRAISAL OF OBSERVATIONS MADE AT WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, AND SCHOOLS. AS CONFIRMED BY QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES AND RELATED REPORTS, THE PROJECT SUCCEEDED IN PROVIDING INTERNS WITH RICH PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN ADVANCED ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING AND HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: New York (Brooklyn)