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ERIC Number: ED140481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Leadership Inservice Education: An Operational Model.
Sommerville, Joseph C.
This paper includes a functional model for upgrading the effectiveness of inservice training for school administrators. It is based on the writer's contention that most inservice programs for administrators do not relate to the leadership concerns of each participant, skills developed in those programs often are not applied to the participant's back-home school setting, the leadership behavior of the administrator is a key factor in stimulating or inhibiting meaningful change in the school, and a narrow focus--the participant's interests and skills--has been the thrust of most inservice programs rather than the multifaceted aspect of providing effective leadership for the institutions served by the participating administrators. The writing focuses on the school administrator as a barrier or a gateway to change in schools, some techniques of organizing leadership inservice education, the dynamic relationship between the administrator's inservice training and the school he serves, and the Leadership Inservice Education Model (LIEM) for upgrading the effectiveness of inservice activities. The need for school systems to place a higher priority on inservice training for the administrator as a key to program improvement is emphsized. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (30th, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 1976)