ERIC Number: ED276137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Learning Resources for the Professional Development of Educational Administrators in the Third World.
Rodwell, Susie; Hurst, Paul
This paper presents selected findings from 3.5 years of a research project funded by the Overseas Development Administration of the United Kingdom and entitled "Training Third World Educational Administrators--Methods and Materials." The report looks first at recent interest among Third World countries in the training of educational administrators, then notes a number of problems areas that will need to be addressed if new training initiatives are to have a significant impact. One critical issue discussed is the lack of training materials. The report provides an overview of the methods and materials currently used and discusses materials development, dissemination, and utilization. Materials developed during the research project are described and findings from the field trials are reviewed. The report concludes by synthesizing the information gathered to provide generalizable conclusions concerning learning resources for the professional development of educational administrators in the Third World. The main conclusion of the report is that those training the administrators must themselves be properly trained in the use of the methods and materials currently available or being developed, and that ministries of education must take steps to ensure the adequate funding of this required training as well as for material development itself. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: The Professional Preparation and Development of Educational Administrators in Commonwealth Developing Areas. A Symposium (Barbados, August 26-30, 1985); see EA 018 975.