ERIC Number: ED309575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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The Instability of Certification for Educational Administration.
O'Reily, Robert C.
The profession of educational administration may find its best route to a unified improvement by way of increasing reflective thought and analysis of the work, coupled with the recognition of real-life politics that makes negotiation and compromise an absolutely essential part of that development. Data were generated from a survey that was extended to three different groups of professional educators, soliciting some of their views on certification. An analytical discussion leads to final questions about the relationship between legal controls over certification and levels of quality in the performance of administrative tasks in schools. Findings indicated (1) there is substantial diversity in regulating the issue of certification; (2) educators and state regulators agree that state-controlled, approved program systems provide the best academic arrangement for preparing school administrators; (3) state diversity represents strong local control; and (4) strong legal control of certification is at variance with the sentiment of educators. (7 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma