ERIC Number: ED103999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Internships as a Means of Training Educational Leaders: An Historical and Contextual Perspective.
Hoekstra, Ronald B.
The model for internships in school administration came from other professional fields, particularly medicine. Internship programs for master's degree candidates have generally focused on middle-management positions, such as school principal. Often such programs have been offered by local and county school districts, independently of teacher-training institutions. On the other hand, university-based internships have usually been doctoral degree programs focused on top-level administrative assignments. There is a need to reflect systematically on the concept of internships as they relate to apparent changing patterns of leadership development and training. As leadership programs change in response to the varying needs of the systems of education, the function and structure of internships also will change. Careful chronicling of that change and subsequent review of resulting modifications in internships would be helpful in establishing a foundation on which to build a more precise description of alternative internship structures, of how they work, and of what their impact might be. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D. C., March 31-April 4, 1975)