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ERIC Number: ED311587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
A Profile of Administrative Interns Working in Metropolitan Elementary and Secondary Schools.
White, Richard K.; Lester, Paula
To examine the demographic-educational characteristics of Long Island University's Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (DELA) interns, their career options during and after internship, and their perceptions of the nature and quality of the internship experience, questionnaires were mailed to 135 of the department's 1987 graduate students. Responses, received from 119 of the students, were combined with academic advisor and internship coordinator interviews, student academic record reviews, and program evaluations to develop a profile of the typical intern. For comparison of current interns to past graduates, questionnaires were mailed to 1,100 former DELA students, 620 of whom responded; of these responses, graduates of the years 1980, 1983, and 1984 were selected for comparison. The demographic pattern of DELA interns that emerged mirrored the general characteristics of the 1986 Long Island public school teachers. The results indicate that the typical intern has more than 15 years' public school teaching experience, is female, has served in secondary schools, holds a master's and/or a higher degree, and has changed position in the last 5 years. Intern responses regarding field perceptions were generally positive; however, the specific field experience areas of time commitment, placement, and role definition raised questions for further study. (16 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A