ERIC Number: ED030194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-30
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The Development and Testing of a Model for a Nationally Based Vehicle Dedicated to the Continuing Professional Growth of School Administrators. Final Report.
Knezevich, Stephen J.
The primary objectives of the study were to develop a model for a National Academy for School Executives (NASE), to determine the receptivity of school administrators to such a program, and to determine the feasibility of implementing the model within the near future. Four academic task forces studied the structural elements, fiscal requirements, program characteristics, and feasibility of the model. Curriculum writing consultants specified program content, methods, and staff. An opinionnaire was circulated to test administrators' attitudes towards the model. Three presession programs were conducted to test the reactions of administrators to program content, staff, methods, sites and facilities, fees, and amounts of time involved. It was concluded that (1) school administrators showed considerable interest in the model; (2) NASE should offer programs at several levels, including short term clinics and seminars and longer residential sessions; (3) it is fiscally feasible to launch the short term seminars and clinics but more development is needed on the other levels; (4) the probability of attendance by administrators at short term programs is primarily related to the program content, length of the program, and the fee charged; and (5) NASE should be sponsored and implemented by the AASA. (Author/DE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.