ERIC Number: ED328981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives of AFT and NEA on the Role of Administration and Administrator Preparation Programs.
Johnston, Bill J.
The position of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) on issues of shared decision making and administration in the public schools is examined in this report. Methodology involved telephone interviews with one AFT and one NEA representative on the following issues: decision making and forms of control; needed organizational changes; necessary personnel attributes; and administrator preparation programs. Findings indicate that both organizations view teacher participation as a prerequisite for creating effective student development programs. Both stress the need for changes in the roles of superintendents, school boards, school organization, teachers, and principals and emphasize the development of reflective practice in administrator preparation programs. The recommendation is made for addressing changes necessary for restructuring at the programmatic level. A copy of the interview schedule is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers; National Education Association
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration Conference (Atlanta, GA, November 11-13, 1990).