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ERIC Number: ED309548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Pages: 17
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Preparing Superintendents for the Unexpected, the Unanticipated and the Untoward.
Schmuck, Patricia A.
Preparing school leaders should not be a dispassionate, value-free journey that produces administrators who are technocrats with neither objective curiosity or passion. Lewis & Clark, a small liberal arts college near Portland, Oregon, initiated an administrative certification program in 1981. The curriculum of this program focuses on holistic clinical education through the integration of various concepts including looking at administrative practices in context and building a strong liberal arts educational foundation by studying educational history, philosophy, and ethics. The document also emphasizes gaining a new respect for the practitioner's knowledge and realizing that administrative education should help students to be creators of knowledge rather than consumers of the ideas. Students in the program are encouraged to keep a learning journal, contribute to the agenda for their education, teach what they have learned, and develop student cohort relationships to facilitate future peer consultation, networking, and independence. The pedagogy respects students as mature, experienced adults when emphasizing conceptualization during field observations, practitioner contacts, and student presentations of synthesized theory and research. The transformation from didactic frontal teaching to providing experience leading to conceptualization has begun. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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