ERIC Number: ED122384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of a Program for the Professional Development of Urban Secondary School Principals.
Kritek, William J.
This paper analyzes the planning and implementation of a foundation-sponsored fellowship program designed to provide urban secondary school principals with opportunities for inservice professional development. The discussion is presented in the form of a case study that uses data gathered through questionnaires, interviews, and participant observation to identify specific problems that hindered successful implementation of the program. Six major problem areas that affected program implementation are discussed, including failure to specify intended programmatic outcomes, lack of integration between program elements, the effects of "inertia," low enthusiasm during parts of the year, difficulties with the use of a formative evaluation capability, and the normative use of a "muddling through" strategy of program development. (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 (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)