ERIC Number: ED351362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Educational Administration Graduates: A Comparative Study 1974-1991.
Lester, Paula E.
Results of two studies, conducted in April 1987 and May 1991, of the graduates of the competency-based educational administration program of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (DELA) at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University (New York) were compared. The DELA Graduate Questionnaire was mailed to graduates who were in the DELA program between 1974 and 1987 and between 1987 and 1991; 715 responses (44.7 percent response rate) were received for the first survey, and 297 responses (37.1 percent response rate) were received for the second survey. The typical DELA graduate from the first survey was a married male or female, aged 36 to 40 years, with 16 to 20 years experience in education, and 5 years or less in his or her present school position. The DELA professional diploma was the highest degree to date. Half of the graduates had changed positions since completing the program, but most were in the same school district. About half were assistant principals or chairs of their departments. The typical 1987-91 graduate was a married female, aged 41 to 45 years, with equivalent experience and tenure. She was more likely to be in the same position, while seeking an administrative position. About two-fifths held administrative positions as department chairs or coordinators. The effects of these changes in graduates on program development must be examined. Seventeen tables are included. The 13-item 1991 DELA Graduate Survey is provided in Appendix A. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Long Island University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Association (Portsmouth, NH, May 6-8, 1992). For the 1987 study, see ED 307 725.