ERIC Number: ED233499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Women & Minorities' Leadership Program in Educational R&D. Final Report, December 1, 1981 to November 30, 1982.
DeAnda, Natividad; Downey, Martha Benson
This final report of an internship program for developing management capabilities among women and minorities in the field of educational research and development describes the program and the characteristics of participating interns. Twelve of the 15 interns achieved management level jobs after the program, an 80 percent success rate, while the remaining 3 achieved management level potential. Four interns are identified as able to succeed without the program, and the remaining 11 were assisted by 6 factors: the provision of a mentor; opportunities to increase professional visibility; peer learning; the use of consultants; chances to demonstrate ability; and training through conferences and seminars. Short case studies of all the interns are included. Cited as the most important aspect of the program is the opportunity to learn by doing with the support of mentors and consultants. Interns minimally in need of the program required only opportunities to demonstrate their competence and models for achieving, while those without management experience benefited from the guidance of a mentor, learning opportunities, and strategies for improving their visibility. The report concludes that the major factor in the program's success was selection of interns willing to be assertive, ambitious, and challenge-seeking. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.