ERIC Number: ED177730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-12
Model Program for the Academic Preparation of School Business Administrators.
McGuffey, C. W.
After providing a brief history of the development of the role of the school district business administrator, the author presents a model for a preparation program for district business administrators. The model is based on the author's earlier study in which he identified and validated 195 competencies in 23 task areas. Assumptions that guided the development of the model include the following: the traditional coursework approach has serious limitations; individual knowledge, skills, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses of those in the program will vary depending on student background; and a modular, competency-oriented approach to individual program planning and design may be the most effective and efficient approach to use. The model consists of four major components: assessment of the student prior to his or her entry into the program; program design to prepare a course of study for each student; implementation of the program designed; and continuous evaluation of the appropriateness of content, the adequacy of the strategies used to meet objectives, and the setting of the instructional process. The program is envisioned to be approximately two years long or the equivalent of 22 courses of five quarter hours each. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Boards of Education (17th, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 10-14, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document