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ERIC Number: ED132117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Peak Use of Peak Years; An Examination of Mid-Career Potential.
Bottomly, Forbes, Ed.
The report examines the needs and methods for administrative self-renewal from several viewpoints--Forbes Bottomly, Terrel Bell, Ralph Nader, Price Cobbs, Malcolm Knowles, Philip Swain, and Edward Brainard. The introduction notes that rates of change in all fields of education are increasing, but the infusion of techniques and ideas via new personnel is slowing. Average age and service time of administrators is increasing and in order to retain and improve the competence of administrators, techniques of adult learning are needed. A critical examination of our consumer society is tied into examining the educational system itself as a product, one which should be consumer oriented and accountable. From a psychiatric view, mid-career is a time of crises--in motivation, outlook, confidence, and morale. Recognizing these problems and finding methods to deal with them are of top priority. Basic to this is the need to view education as a lifelong process of developing roles for coping with life. Another report examines the dynamics of implementing training programs in a business firm. Recognizing that industry has its particular problems with management renewal, it stresses that the receptiveness of the administrator is basic to the success of the program. The concluding report examines the experience of the Colorado state school system in setting up a program, describing the administrator renewal concept, the characteristics of effective district programs, and how the Department of Education is helping the districts set up their programs. The balance of the report deals with a presentation and panel discussion of the United States-OECD Forum of Educational Leaders 1975 retreat, a roster of conference speakers and biography. (MB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Education, Administrators, Inservice Education, Lifelong Learning, Management Development, Mental Rigidity, Middle Aged Adults, Professional Continuing Education, Psychological Needs, Vocational Adjustment
Office of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202 (single copy only, free)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.