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ERIC Number: ED172428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Better Inservice Education for Principals of Smaller Schools.
Beckner, Weldon
Research into the needs of small school administrators and effective ways to help meet those needs through inservice education projects was conducted over a period of two years by means of a needs assessment and two small-scale workshops. The purpose of the workshops was to try out a basic format and some techniques perceived to be potentially more beneficial to the participants than the typical convention or meeting. A basic position taken in developing the format and materials for the workshops was that efforts to change educational practices, either in larger or smaller schools, have tended in the past to emphasize what should be changed, rather than how change might best occur. A review of literature revealed that recent experience in bringing about change in organizations has tended to indicate that the process, or change strategy, is more important than the identification of product or change desired. The format for the inservice workshops was designed to provide simulated experience in a change process that could be used with teachers and other school personnel. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (63rd, Houston, Texas, February 2-6, 1979)