ERIC Number: ED175121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-22
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Lead: Learner Perception of an In-Service Alternative in School Administration.
Licata, Joseph W.
The purpose of this paper was to examine school administrators' perceptions of Project ROME (Results-Oriented Management in Education) and more traditional learning experiences, like educational administration course work at the college level. Also examined was the perceived relationship of instructional alternatives (Project ROME) to role and performance in school administration. The semantic differential technique was used to assess school administrator attitudes about the relative goodness of 31 concepts. Results indicated that school administrators (1) perceive school problem-solving as a key process in administration, (2) perceive clinical training alternatives, like Project ROME, as being more relevant to problem-solving than more traditional alternatives, (3) perceive such alternatives at least as relevant to performance as traditional alternatives, and (4) perceive professional relationships with peer and teaching staff as essential. The paper concludes that research like the foregoing can help in understanding how school administrators and learners learn and thus how school organizations improve. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project ROME
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Kiawaha Island, South Carolina, February, 1979)