ERIC Number: ED334649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of the Educational Reform Movement on Departments of Educational Leadership. Occasional Paper No. 10.
Revisions occurring in preparation programs for educational leaders have come about in response to pressures from the larger reform agenda bearing on administrators, calls for improvement in educational leadership, and demands for change in administrator preparation programs. To review the types of revisions being made in these programs, questionnaires completed by 74 of 108 randomly selected chairpersons in departments of educational leadership were analyzed. In general, department chairpersons felt that pressures from the reform movement exerted moderate influence over the way they prepared administrators. Slight to moderate alterations were occurring in student recruitment and selection, course content and clinical experiences, teaching and monitoring student progress, university-school relations, and departmental structure and alterations. The moderate intensity and mixed focus of program revisions may be attributed to the absence of a motive for change. Results from comparing program revisions in University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) member institutions and non-UCEA institutions are presented in an appendix. Two tables of results are given. (47 references) (EJS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, College School Cooperation, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development, School Restructuring, Student Recruitment, Supervisory Training
Harvard Graduate School of Education, The National Center for Education Leadership, 443 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($4.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Leadership, Nashville, TN.