ERIC Number: ED217520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Administrative Intern Program, Richland County School District One. First Year Report, 1980-81.
Richland County School District 1, Columbia, SC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.
The program described in this report trained 10 aspiring principals by combining inschool experience as administrators-in-training in Richland County (South Carolina) School District One with enrollment in four University of South Carolina (USC) courses leading to administrative certification. The report begins with the superintendent's presentation of the program's rationale. Chapter 2 describes how the program began and how the 10 interns were chosen, while chapter 3 briefly profiles each intern. Discussions of the program among interns, USC professors, and the interns' administrator-mentors, held 1 month after the program began, are presented in chapter 4. In chapters 5 and 6 the interns and the mentors discuss the program's first semester, and in chapter 7 the superintendent and USC professors comment on the program's problems and advantages. A brief description of the four USC courses is also included. In chapters 8 and 9 the 10 interns and 7 mentors assess the program's first year, the skills learned, and program strengths and weaknesses. In the final chapter the superintendent and the program administrator give their assessments, outline five leadership traits and methods for gaining skills in these traits, and list 10 qualities of an effective principal. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Richland County School District 1, Columbia, SC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.