ERIC Number: ED175149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Program Preparation Priorities for Educational Administration.
Seaberg, John H.; Parker, Jack F.
UCEA Review, v20 n3 p31-36 Sum 1979
Professors teaching educational administration at the University of Oklahoma used a goal prioritization process to develop a core curriculum for their administrator preparation program. They first developed a needs sensing instrument to be administered to Oklahoma school administrators to reveal their perceptions of the educational needs of administrators. A Q sort test was developed requiring respondents to prioritize 36 program goals. After a pilot test, university faculty and graduate students visited 314 Oklahoma administrators and introduced, explained, and administered the test. The highest ranked needs concerned personnel evaluation and development, administrator legal responsibility, decision-making, and public relations. Analysis revealed a high level of consistency between the rankings. Subjects proved enthusiastic about the process, and selected administrators served as advisory committee members to discuss this assessment and the feasibility of another assessment of their own inservice needs. This needs assessment also led to the identification of a set of educational learning experiences to be required of all educational administrators. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.