ERIC Number: ED239547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for the Future: A New Professional Development Programme for Adult Educators.
Murphy, Peter J.
An experimental cooperative graduate program for practicing educational administrators, offered by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, provides adult educators with opportunities for relating theory, practice, and research to resolve practical administrative problems. A candidate must be approved as an intern by an educational agency. The 14-month program consists of three components: academic, research, and internship. While completing courses on organizational theory, governance, personnel management, philosophy of administration and educational planning, associates are required to attend a series of professional seminars and professional luncheons. Associates become familiar with the sociopolitical culture of organizations and observe political interest groups interacting. To be awarded a masters degree, associates are required to defend their research reports in an oral examination. The professional training program is designed to develop adult educators who are knowledgeable of organizations, politically astute, skillful in interpersonal relations, and able to manage change. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Administration, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Leadership Training, Management Development, Organizational Climate, Political Influences, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Victoria (British Columbia)
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Northwest Adult Education Association and Alaska Adult Education Association (Anchorage, AK, May 1983).