ERIC Number: ED166800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Performance of Educational Administrators as Planners, Mediators, and Power Brokers.
Campbell, Roald F.
Programs are needed to help future educational administrators cope with the changing role of the administrator. Administrators must be trained in the analytical process of planning and in the political process of mediating. Preparation programs must be designed to help secure administrators who can both think and act. Programs should include the establishment and support of training centers in major universities, active recruitment, rigorous selection procedures, involvement of the entire university faculty, use of simulated materials, computer-based decision-making exercises, high quality clinical experiences, and application of skills in a small group made up of 15-20 future administrators and a few faculty. Faculty members from related areas, selected practicing administrators, and key leaders in the community should contribute to the training. Many universities need to discontinue their present programs; new resources must be secured; certification requirements must be revised or eliminated; and faculties in educational administration will need to be substantially reconstituted. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Certification, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Political Power, Politics, Small Group Instruction
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309