ERIC Number: ED339087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Usefulness of a Micropolitical Framework for Evaluating Clinical Experiences.
Lindle, Jane C.
A conceptual model based on three frameworks--traditional functionalist, micropolitical, and adult learning--for evaluating clinical experiences in administrator education is developed in this paper. Surveys mailed to 74 students in a university educational administration program elicited 40 responses, a 54 percent return rate. Statistical and content analyses confirmed the presence of the three proposed concepts in students' evaluations of their clinical experiences. The analyses also indicated that the micropolitical concept was linked to the functional aspects of clinical experience, rather than to adult learning principles. Adult learning principles were validated in students' descriptions of learning opportunities. A conclusion is that micropolitics has an integral place in a conceptual framework for the evaluation of clinical experiences. Five figures, two tables, and appendices containing the alignment of questions and questionnaire are included. (45 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Functionalism; Micropolitics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991). For a related document, see EA 023 455.