ERIC Number: ED345360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Proposal for an Outcome-Based School Administrator License.
Chester, Mitchell D.; Pecheone, Raymond L.
This paper presents a framework for licensing school principals in Connecticut. The proposal contains three elements that depart substantially from other reform initiatives: preservice preparation focusing on mastery and application of a teaching and learning knowledge base, study of educational administration during the beginning years of administrative service, and performance-based licensure. The paper begins by explaining the context for revising principal preparation and licensure and reviewing the literature supporting Connecticut's reform strategy. Five postulates to advance the revision of preparation and licensing are presented: (1) the purpose of schools is to ensure the growth and achievement of all students; (2) teachers and principals must collaborate to ensure all students' achievement; (3) principals' preservice education must be restructured to focus on teaching, learning, curriculum, and instruction; (4) professional socialization into educational administration should occur during the inservice preparation phase; and (5) the value of performance-based licensure is its ability to target preparation and practice areas linked to student learning. The implementation of Connecticut's proposal is then explicated by following "Charlene Jones," a hypothetical candidate from preservice through professional certification. (41 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut; Performance Based Certification
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).