ERIC Number: ED122412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Mid-Career Study for School Administrators: Programs and Problems. OSSC Bulletin Vol. 19, No. 8.
Cunningham, Luvern L.
The author looks at some of the assumptions underlying staff development programs, examines some existing formats, and suggests ways to heighten the value of investments in staff development, particulary at mid-career. Two programs are emphasized--the Mid Career Program in Educational Administration, which is for experienced administrators, and the National Program for Educational Leadership, which is for persons interested in entering educational administration. Whatever the program, it must deal with the problem of acquiring knowledge and utilizing it--or, bridging the gap between theory and practice. The approach stressed here, clinical education, is defined as the process of learning in field settings where the sustaining emphasis is knowledge application, feedback, appraisal, and reapplication directly to affect improvements in human performance. Two essential skill areas stressed in the clinical setting are communication skills and political skills. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Clinical Experience, Communication Skills, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Internship Programs, Leadership, Program Design, Skill Development, Staff Development
Oregon School Study Council, 124 College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($1.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.