ERIC Number: ED339106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-15
The New School for Educational Leadership.
Traditional ways of preparing educational administrators are under scrutiny. Given the critical importance of leadership to accomplish reforms in education coupled with the emergence of new definitions of leadership, increasing the competence of educational administrators is the highest priority. Six elements for changing preparation programs for school administrators are outlined, including the need to act in a timely fashion and the need to ensure the change is led by those who understand the research basis of educational administration. Five characteristics of the environment in which new programs must operate are identified; they emphasize training while working, continuous learning, and the use of emerging technologies. For many reasons, the time is right for the creation of a new model, one that creates a new institution to prepare education leaders. Nine characteristics of this model are outlined, and it is further illustrated by an explanation of the Nebraska model, called "The New School for Educational Leadership. (RR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Baltimore, MD, October 1991).