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ERIC Number: ED140464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Admission Criteria for Graduate Students in Departments of Educational Administration.
Mitchell, Ceanne; McSpadden, Lucy
UCEA Review, v18 n3 pp20-25 May 1977
Although all the implications of equal educational opportunity cannot be determined at the present time, schools of educational administration must stress the offensiveness of social injustice and commit themselves to the development of a culturally pluralistic society through the use of available institutional means. The 35 departments of educational administration that responded to the survey indicated that there is typically no special admission policy for minority persons, only six departments have any validation of their admission criteria, only eight have obtained professional opinions as to the legality of their criteria, 14 departments have explicit standards for measurable criteria and 19 departments do not, and exceptions are made for candidates who do not meet specific criteria. As positive steps, departments might determine the particular market they are preparing administrators for as a means of helping adopt admission criteria, conduct some type of formalized study to determine what relationship exists between admission criteria and successful completion of the program, and consider if departments want to use a specially constructed standardized test with a national norm. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.