ERIC Number: ED328986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Merging Leadership Theories and the World of Practice; Shared Responsibility for a Successful Internship.
Joslin, Anne W.; Ellis, Norman E.
An educational administrator program designed to diversify responsibility, integrate the theory-practice relationship, and develop leadership is described in this report. The first section discusses three theoretical perspectives, which are characterized by shared leadership, a collective purpose, conflict, and the constituency of the whole. The second section describes the design and implementation of the internship model, which utilizes on-campus seminars and individual intern plans. Data from interviews with mentors and interns and from students' course evaluations indicate that the internship program was successful in linking theory to practice, especially in consideration of others' needs, conflict resolution, and acting as constituents of the whole. Appendices include a discussion of managerial leadership in the context of a competing values framework, a description of leadership roles, and an administration and supervision matrix. (11 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A