ERIC Number: ED109746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Administrator Preparation Programs as Knowledge Utilizers.
Silver, Paula F.
A review of the literature reveals that the knowledge professors of educational administration disseminate is not used in administrator preparation programs. This holds true both in the design of programs and in the use of specific methodologies in the management of the programs. The implementation of a range of management technologies, preferably by students within the programs, is one means of increasing the use of research knowledge in training programs. This would also increase program efficiency, enhance professor sensitivity, and enrich student experience. Empirical studies could provide the foundation for research about program effectiveness. Both school systems and departments of educational administration, as human systems, are appropriate subjects for the application of behavioral science approaches, and, to the extent that similar variables are inherent in both school systems and departments of educational administration, the discovery of similar variables by means of behavioral science approaches may ultimately facilitate the transfer of learning across system boundaries. It seems likely that the programs that make optimal use of knowledge will be the most successful. (Author/IRT)
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 30-April 3, 1975)