ERIC Number: ED194988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Projected Issues in the Preparation of Educational Administrators--Australia.
The current social context surrounding educational administration in Australia includes a general crisis of confidence in administration, growth in administrator education programs and educational institutions, and more complex and diverse problems surrounding education in general. Administrators' roles have multiplied and become more diverse, and this change has made administrator preparation more complex. Two issues relating to administrator education are important: issues of structure such as form and content of courses, selection of administrators, and control over the preparation of administrators; and issues of emphasis such as the fundamental concern over the purpose and motivation of the administrator and over the need for a reexamination of the purpose and rationale of courses, of the legitimacy of training institutions, of the implications of participation, of the interrelation between politics and education, and of the accountability of institutions of preparation. The variety and significance of the issues identified calls for a major and vigorous reconsideration of the goals of preparation programs and the means for achieving them. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Power, Power Structure, Principals, Relevance (Education), Social Influences, Sociocultural Patterns
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.