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ERIC Number: ED318078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Where Will LEAD Lead?
Wildman, Louis
After setting forth eight assumptions concerning the education of educational administrators, findings about the Leadership in Educational Administration Development (LEAD) program are discussed. The analysis is based on the first-year applications, telephone conversations with staff at a majority of the project sites, and additional material provided by individual project directors. LEAD projects exhibit the following characteristics: (1) approximately 65 percent of LEAD programs emphasize training in the effective schools/teaching approach; (2) in approximately 60 percent of the programs there is no provision for research in educational administration; (3) approximately 30 percent of the LEAD centers include or are directly associated with administrator assessment centers; and (4) in some states there are signs that coordination of administrative development may become a closed loop of recruitment, training, assessment, selection, and inservice. Positive features of the programs include closer working relationships among school districts, universities, and state education agencies; and helping citizens understand the educational role of administrators. The analysis concludes that, if the LEAD program is continued, funding should be so constructed as to strengthen the research-teaching-service link between schools and colleges of education. Appended are 88 notes and 6 educational "analogies" to a cited study on industrial productivity. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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