ERIC Number: ED219013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
History of the Bush Program.
Mauriel, John J.
The history of the Bush Public School Executive Fellows program is described. The primary objective of the program is to increase the ability of chief Minnesota school executives to guide and direct the design and delivery of public education in a more effective and efficient manner. Participation is designed to increase their ability to more effectively mobilize and increase resources available to achieve their goals. The curriculum for the Bush Program is organized around strategy for formulating and implementing a school district plan. Attention is focused on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead a school organization. The course involves 30 days of intense instruction during the summer and academic year at retreats and is aimed at the line-operating executive, usually the superintendent of the local public school district, although other central office administrators (e.g., assistant superintendent, directors of special education) are admitted especially from larger school districts. Each year the selection committee strives for a mixture of people from rural, small, large, suburban, and central city school districts. Topics that have been addressed include: strategic planning and policy development and implementation, school-community relations, organizational behavior and interpersonal skills, marketing, and financial management. Participants are involved in class discussion, small group meetings, work teams, individual presentations, and role playing. The schedule for the July 1981 week module is appended. An evaluation of the achievement of program objectives, which are listed in the appendix, was undertaken by an outside group. A summary of the findings, evaluation methodology, and recommendations also are appended, along with a request for proposals and a statement of the program philosophy. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrators, Change Strategies, Department Heads, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Leadership Training, Policy Formation, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Public Policy, Public Schools, School Districts, Superintendents, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bush Public School Executive Fellows Program; Minnesota
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).