ERIC Number: ED172369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Preparation Programs: 1974-1978.
Silver, Paula F.
Part of a broad survey of administrator preparation programs in the United States, the study reported here was an analysis of professors' open-ended responses to questions about recent and projected changes in their educational administration programs. Content analysis was used to examine past changes, expected changes, patterns of change, and trends in program development. The most frequently cited past changes in programs (1974-76) were clarification of program goals and objectives, broadening of program scope, implementation of competency-based objectives, and increasing of field-based learning. Frequently mentioned future changes (1976-78) included continued self-assessment, shifts in program emphases and instructional content, and increased field orientation. No particular patterns of change or divergent directions of change were discerned from the data analysis. However, trends in program development could be identified as continuing exploration of program purposes, increasing competency-based preparation, improving facilities, increasing admission standards, and conforming with revised state requirements. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)