ERIC Number: ED326987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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The New Professor of Educational Administration: Utilizing Retired School Administrators.
Kennard, Albert L.; Griffin, James M.
The importance of utilizing retired school administrators as professors of educational administration and supervision is discussed in this paper. Observations based on personal experiences about making the transition from practicing school superintendent to college professor are offered. The professorial role is characterized by isolation from other academicians and educational practitioners, lack of automatic access to information, interaction with students who may devalue administrator education courses, and realization of the "constraints of reality" in regard to expectations for students. A recommendation calls for the development of a close theory-practice relationship in administrator education through exchanges between school systems and universities. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Los Angeles, CA, August 1990).