ERIC Number: ED105614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Socialization and the Preparation of Educational Administrators.
Greenfield, William D.
If educational administration preparation programs are to become more effective, basic premises need changing. Behavioral and social science knowledge must be deliberately included in the design, structure, and utilization of training programs drawing on the theoretical and empirical literature of socialization of adults in complex organizations. The periods of pre-entry socialization, early on-the-job-socialization, and formal setting socialization should not be neglected. Wheeler's theoretical model of socialization interaction could facilitate effective training programs. The autonomy norms of university professors and the organizational structure of universities are problems retarding the incorporation of socialization knowledge into program designs, but those responsible for preparing educational administrators need to know that behavioral and social sciences can provide systematic guidance relative to program design and operation, and are means for increasing capability to train more competent educational administrators. (Author/DW)
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); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document