ERIC Number: ED186994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Education for Principals. (The State of the Art).
Published descriptions of inservice education for elementary and secondary administrators focus on what is being done, by whom it is being done, and the intent or goals of the programs. Program effectiveness, or the lack thereof, is seldom reported. Studies of inservice programs reveal agreement on program weaknesses but little consensus on the details of alternative processes or on desirable goals. Few inservice programs feature improvement of administrator effectiveness through examination of individual performance and adoption of programs incorporating ongoing development. Typical inservice experiences involve attendance at unrelated, topic-oriented conferences and workshops. Current inservice programs tend to be either informal projects of individual administrators or specialized short-term programs sponsored by, and meeting the needs of, universities, large urban school districts, state or federal categorical programs, professional associations, or private organizations. The topics covered generally focus on management skills or contemporary issues without addressing the larger question of how the principal can be instrumental in school improvement. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: For a related document, see EA 012 656.