ERIC Number: ED316086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Meadows Principal Improvement Program [and] Meadows Principalship Program Interim Evaluation.
Vornberg, James A.; Lutz, Frank W.
The Meadows Principal Improvement Program has two functional components and a research component. The functional components are designed to help improve the role of school principals in Texas. There is a preservice component to prepare new principals in instructional leadership and an inservice component to assist practicing principals in upgrading instructional leadership skills. The preservice component is 15 months long and includes a 9-month full-time building-level internship. The inservice component is an annual program consisting of at least six colloquia during the school year designed to keep principals enthusiastic and motivated, with ideas for improving their schools' instructional programs. The project's research component explores the program's impact, makes suggestions for improvement, and seeks to generalize findings for application to standard administrative preparation programs. The initial interim evaluation report using both opinions of interns and their supervisors and objective measures found that the Meadows Program appears to be successful and superior to the regular East Texas State University program in every aspect measured. Among recommendations are that all principal certification programs should strive to provide a full-time paid internship for one year. Tables and the intern interview questions are appended. Contains four references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Meadows Foundation, Dallas, TX.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Center for Policy Studies and Research in Elementary and Secondary Education.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.