ERIC Number: ED026523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A State Program for the Development of Persons for Leadership Roles in the Administration of Local Programs of Vocational and Technical Education. Final Report.
Wenrich, Ralph C.; And Others
The vocational education leadership behavior of graduates from an 8-week summer workshop who completed a year-long internship was observed to evaluate the training program and to develop an objective formula for selection of personnel for effective leadership roles. The 71 graduates for the school years 1964-67 were compared with the 48 member control group which consisted of men interviewed but not selected for training. The leadership scores obtained indicated that the trained groups improved at a greater rate on the leadership variables measured than the control groups. It was impossible to separate the effects of training from the effects of selection when accounting for this improvement in leadership behavior. A prediction equation was developed which accounted for 25 percent of the variation in the leadership behavior measured. Some study highlights were: (1) An objective and quantitative measure of leadership behavior was obtained, (2) The selection procedure and training program accounted for impressive gains in leadership behavior, and (3) The combination of the 8-week summer workshop and the year-long internship was superior to the internship alone. (DM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Bibliographies, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Internship Programs, Leadership Training, Longitudinal Studies, Predictive Measurement, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Districts, State Programs, Summer Programs, Supervisors, Technical Education, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.