ERIC Number: ED328987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Leadership in Educational Administration Development: The Louisiana Administrative Internship.
Keaster, Richard D.
The Louisiana Leadership in Educational Administration Development (LEAD) program is a technical assistance network designed to help newly appointed administrators improve their instructional leadership skills. LEAD began in 1987 as a 3-year federal grant and was adopted by the Louisiana State Board of Education in 1989 as a certification requirement for all new principals and assistant principals. The first year of LEAD involves no inschool application of the process. Through role playing activities, principals learn how to apply new information to future situations. Teachers' perceptions of school climate are assessed and each principal is given a mentor. The second year of the program involves school-site application of a five-step process for problem solving. The first step is to initiate a structure designed to free teachers from apprehensions about participating in working out school problems. Next, the problem is defined through brainstorming. Then a detailed approach to charting alternatives and planning for a solution is taken. Lastly, objectives must be implemented to make the plan adjustable for unexpected problems. If a principal fails to successfully complete the internship, the state can forego the issuance of a permanent certificate. (10 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Louisiana Leadership Educ Admin Develop Prog
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Atlanta, GA, November 1990).