ERIC Number: ED326946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
The Preparation of Aspiring Educational Administrators: Transition and Transformation in the Internship.
Restine, L. Nan
A description and analysis of the transition and transformation experienced by interns in educational administration, with a focus on meaning from the interns' perspective, are presented. Methodology involved document analysis, participant observation, and informal interviews with 50 administrative interns. A model of the evolution of meaning in educational administration internship programs is developed based on the theoretical constructs of experiential learning and the critical linkages among work, education, and personal development. Given that most candidates for administration come from the ranks of teaching, the task of the leadership appears to call for the creation of positions and opportunities for teachers that provide new challenges. The identification of four stages in the internship process termed initial, provisional, intermediate, and advanced, indicates the importance of individual characteristics and the provision of support systems for interns. Nine figures are included. (43 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 1990).