ERIC Number: ED248584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Management Development Roles for Educational Administrators: Coach, Mentor and Sponsor.
Sample, John A.
Florida's department of education and state university system face the question of how to institutionalize effective methods and techniques to improve administrators' performance. This report attempts to clarify the management roles of coaching, mentoring, and sponsoring. The clarification is necessary because, first, the terms (especially coaching and mentoring) are often used interchangeably, though the literature clearly differentiates these roles. Second, the development of each of the three roles may require different change interventions. These roles are best viewed as a continuum of advisory/support relationships that facilitate access to positions of leadership, authority, and power in management and professional fields. All three have merit and justification given the appropriate organizational context. Current and potential school administrators should be aware of the potential strengths and pitfalls associated with each role. Various models and approaches are suggested for the development of these roles. Schematic illustrations of five theories explained in the text are in the appendixes followed by over two pages of bibliographic citation. (MLF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Coaching; Florida
Note: Prepared for the Florida Council on Educational Management.