ERIC Number: ED294295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
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The Albuquerque Public Schools/University of New Mexico Administrative Internship Program: A Unique Response to Today's Realities.
Coffey, Bettye; And Others
The ability of university programs in educational administration to provide students with on-the-job experience has been severely constrained by lack of available resources and school districts' apparent lack of interest. Internship programs typically lack (1) a critical mass of internship settings; (2) a sufficiently large number of students; (3) a continuing seminar to guide the experience; and (4) faculty members willing and able to oversee field experience programs. In response to demands for educational reforms, the 1986 New Mexico State Legislature passed legislation requiring all prospective educational administrators to complete an approved "apprenticeship" program. Since then, the University of New Mexico Department of Educational Administration and Albuquerque Public Schools have been examining ways to overcome impediments to designing and implementing appropriate internship experience. They examined a program that encourages teachers to return to the university one day weekly to enhance their pedagogical skills. The program is totally funded through participants' salary remissions that cover year-long fellowships, tuition, books, and travel. This paper describes the program's basic design, reviews activities and issues emerging during 1987, outlines expansion plans, and suggests ways to implement similar partnership programs elsewhere. Included are two appendices. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Albuquerque Public Schools NM; University of New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Charlottesville, VA, October 30-November 1, 1987).