ERIC Number: ED248579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Administrator Training and Development: Conceptual Model.
Boardman, Gerald R.
A conceptual model for an individualized training program for school administrators integrates processes, characteristics, and tasks through theory training and application. Based on an application of contingency theory, it provides a system matching up administrative candidates' needs in three areas (administrative process, administrative characteristics, and administrative tasks) based on the individual's knowledge, skills, and self-awareness. The model identifies 8 task areas, 12 behavioral skill areas, and 13 theories while providing a framework for interrelating theory, training, and practice. It provides a method for analyzing and selecting those elements useful in training school administrators for specific circumstances or tasks. The paper includes two figurative representations of the model with a table cross referencing administrative skills and theories. A 39-page appendix lists references to specific research findings on administrative skills areas. (MD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Contingency Theories
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Knoxville, TN, November 13-15, 1984).