ERIC Number: ED136906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Training Administrators of Early Education.
Wolf, Judith M.
The goal of this study was to develop a competency-based administrative training model for persons responsible for early childhood education in rural as well as urban areas in the state of Minnesota. Two problems were addressed: (1) the lack of appropriate competencies and training for administrators of early childhood education programs; (2) the lack of early education programs in rural communities. Persons holding administrative positions in early education were identified and a role study (listing role competencies for the administrator of an early education program) was conducted, using expert juries, interviews, surveys and a position analysis technique. Various training materials and educational experiences were devised, using the competency statements resulting from the role study. Evaluation data suggest a great need for leadership development in early education. Appendices provide a list of desired administrative competencies, a course syllabus in special education administration, and evaluative materials on an administrators' workshop and a course in early education administration. (Author/BF)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators, Competency Based Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Leadership Training, Material Development, Models, Professional Training, Special Education
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 (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)