ERIC Number: ED370192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Preparing Future Administrators: Stakeholder Perceptions.
Bartell, Carol A.
It is widely acknowledged that programs to prepare administrators for their roles are inadequate and are not designed with coming changes in education in mind. States must take responsibility for changing preparation programs to meet these challenges. Much of the discussion about preparation programs centers on the knowledge base administrators need. Translating that knowledge base into an administrator preparation program is difficult. Many have proposed a practice-oriented, problem-based approach to administrator preparation. Several states have initiated reforms to respond to these changing needs in administrator preparation. In the mid 1980s, California reformed its administrator requirements. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing surveyed 2,500 individuals on the content and structure of administrator preparation programs, professional development experiences, and other credentialing policies. Respondents identified several major concerns for future administrators: cultural diversity, resources and fiscal concerns, school restructuring, staffing, management, leadership, academic preparation, community responsiveness, social issues, and civic and political leadership. Concerns in administrator preparation included recruitment, academics, broad skills, early clinical experiences and mentoring, broad preparation and development, and ongoing education. (Contains 19 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).