ERIC Number: ED315856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Student Perceptions of Their Preparation: A Focus on Departments of Educational Administration.
Mertz, Norma T.; McNeely, Sonja R.
Insights and perspectives of participants in administrator preparation programs can provide valuable information concerning what is and should be going on in administrator preparation. A questionnaire was sent to 40 participants of the first UCEA Graduate Student Research Seminar, and 28 (70 percent) responded. In responding to why they had chosen a particular program, 61 percent of the students cited reasons related to practical issues, for example, physical proximity to the institution, inexpensive tuition, availability of financial support, the only program in the area, an easy program. Thirty-nine percent cited specific professors, the reputation of the program, or the reputation of the institution as a reason for choosing the program. Twenty respondents cited location as a primary reason for program selection; only seven cited program excellence as a reason. (3 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Columbia, SC, November 11-14, 1989).