ERIC Number: ED327940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Quality and Supply of Administrators in the Northeast: A Northeast Regional Credential for Administrators. A Policy Brief Prepared for the Commissioners of Education in the Northeast and the Administrator Standards Working Group of the Northeast Common Market.
The development of a regional credential for administrator certification is discussed as a means to increase the supply of qualified applicants for educational administrative positions in the Northeast. Relevant issues are addressed, which include voluntary/mandatory compliance, administrator experience level at which certification should occur, means of renewal, and changes in certificate titles. Barriers to success are discussed, which include conflict between quality and quantity, divergent administrator preparation program standards, administrator shortages caused by increased mobility, negative impacts on women and minority candidates, and resistance from higher education. Recommendations call for the implementation of an outcome-based assessment of administrator training program graduates, development of a regional credential, and establishment of a regional task force. Appendices include generic standards for program approval, specific evaluation criteria for educational administration programs, and recent state efforts to review administrator certification. (18 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Certification, Credentials, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Professional Development
Publications, Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 (Order No. 9074; $6.15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.