ERIC Number: ED098839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Simulation Techniques in Training College Administrators.
Traditional methods of recruitment and selection in academic administration have not placed an emphasis on formal training or preparation but have relied heavily on informal notions of experiential learning. Simulation as a device for representing complex processes in a manageable form, gaming as an organizing technique for training and indoctrination, and modeling as an analytical tool for concepts and principles can serve an unusually valuable purpose by reducing the conflict with traditional notions. Not only can simulation reduce the initial reluctance of administrators to seek formal training, but it has the potential to present concepts, principles, and techniques in an organized, integrative manner that could make their application a more likely prospect. In summary, the advantages and educational implications of simulation deserve far better attention than they have received from academic administrators. Under the right conditions and with the right preparation of simulation tasks, it is highly probable that administrative concepts, principles, and techniques can be conveyed in a realistic, meaningful fashion. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Role Playing, Simulation, Teaching Methods
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.