ERIC Number: ED313782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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A Collaborative Approach to Preparing Minority Administrators.
Thompson, Thomas E.; Bjork, Lars G.
In this age of educational reforms, the principal must manage change--a task for which few existing principals have been prepared--and create a climate of renewed emphasis on instructional excellence and high student achievement. To face these challenges, and to help replenish the dwindling pool of minority candidates available for entry-level administrative positions, the Minority Administrators Program (MAP) was developed in 1986. The program represents an alliance between the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Education, and various local school districts. The program is conducted in three phases. Phase 1 entails soliciting applications from interested teachers. Phase 2 involves collecting and evaluating applications. And Phase 3 consists of monthly meetings where the apprentices discuss problems and concerns peculiar to black administrators and participate in professional development activities designed to increase leadership, conflict management, communication, and interviewing skills. Since MAP's development, 36 black educators have served as interns in 16 school districts; of these, 33 are currently serving as principals, assistant principals, or curriculum coordinators. Appended are principal apprenticeship program guidelines and regulations and the Minority Administrators Program summary of participation and placement. The bibliography contains 15 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina