ERIC Number: ED302935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Status of Planned Learning Experiences for Educational Administrators.
Daresh, John C.
This keynote talk addresses future trends in educational administration and reviews the ways in which attention to professional development for school administrators can help people to become better prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Future trends include (1) a growing awareness of the importance of instructional leadership; (2) greater focus on the roots, rather than the symptoms, of behavioral disorders; (3) continuing concerns about financial support; (4) pressure to include more women and minorities in educational administration; and (5) participative school management. In the following discussion of professional development, the term "Planned Learning Experience" is first defined as any activity that provides a practicing administrator with knowledge or skills, or that changes attitudes, and is deliberately planned and presented as a learning event. The general range of learning experiences is described. Basic purposes and assumptions that have been the foundation of most current approaches to planned learning for school administrators are then discussed, along with evidence for the effectiveness of various models and approaches. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Inservice Education, Instructional Leadership, Internship Programs, Management Development, Participative Decision Making, Practicum Supervision, Professional Development, School Support, Sex Fairness, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote speech given at the Annual Meeting for Eastern Canadian school administrators sponsored by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Toronto, Ontario, November 1988).