ERIC Number: ED040941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Educational Leaders for the Seventies. Final Report.
Culbertson, Jack; And Others
Different program design concepts which are needed for the preparation of school superintendents in the 1970s are suggested in this study. Two approaches were used, one involving an analysis of forces judged to have had an important impact on education in the 1960s, and the other based on the perceptions of superintendents and professors about trends and needs in preparation. Six currently significant forces shaping educational organization and leadership were identified as: the federal thrust in education; the Negro protest movement; the changing character of the business education interface; the increase in teacher militancy; the diffusion of special management technologies in education; and the growth of research and development in education. The literature on administration preparation was reviewed and a questionnaire administered to a sample of 180 chief school officers and personnel in 46 University Council for Educational Administration member universities, to determine the characteristics of current preparatory programs, changes made in the past 5 years, perceived strengths and weaknesses in the programs, and desirable changes for the next decade. Data from both the force analyses and the survey were analyzed to determine the major change needed. Recommendations were developed for program content and structure, recruitment and selection, instructional approaches, field related experiences, program evaluation and development, and departmental functions and staffing. (Author/MBM)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Business Responsibility, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Field Experience Programs, Instructional Innovation, Management Development, Personnel Selection, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Superintendents, Teacher Militancy
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.