ERIC Number: ED315874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Importance of Being Pluralistic. Improving the Preparation of School Administrators. Notes on Reform, No. 6.
National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Charlottesville, VA.
To improve preparation of school administrators, attention must be given the issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. Two studies are presented. One, entitled "Preparation of Educational Administrators for the 21st Century: Graduate Student Voices on Issues of Diversity" (Joan Poliner Shapiro, Laurence Parker) captures the perspectives of graduate students regarding their own experiences in graduate preparation programs for school administrators. Students of different racial, social, and gender backgrounds discuss their reflections and perspectives on the condition of diversity as it affects their own education and on their work situations. The second study, entitled "Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Values: A New Emphasis Needed in Administrator Preparation Programs," (Barbara Jackson) describes the urgency of revising preparation programs to include study and reflection about our pluralistic society and schools. Suggested instructional techniques are included. (33, and 51 references, respectively) (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Charlottesville, VA.