ERIC Number: ED312771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Another Vision: THe Church Model of Education Administration (EA).
Coleman, Donald G.; And Others
In 1987 and again in 1988, the National Commission on Excellence in Educational Administration report catalogued a litany of sins committed by educational administration faculties and by institutions of higher education; however, the reports did little to straighten educational administration's crooked halo. Included among the past attempts at educational administration reform were internships, diagnostic and prescriptive measures, and system analyses. The key to successful educational administration reform lies in overhauling the existing programs rather than in developing an entirely new educational administration training system. Some suggestions for the redesign of the current educational administration program contained within this document include: (1) realizing that schools alone have not failed the children of the nation, but have actually offered continuous stability for the children; (2) redefining the school administrator's role and education to include both management and leadership; (3) constantly reforming the educational administration profession rather than occasionally making changes; (4) recognizing priorities and avoiding attempts to accomplish everything; (5) awarding more master's degrees in educational administration to those who qualify--especially to teachers; and (6) joining the National Conference of Professors of Education Administration. (24 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Education Administration (Tuscaloosa, AL, August 13-18, 1989).