ERIC Number: ED359608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Colorado School Administrator Preparation Programs, 1992.
Wamboldt, Martina; And Others
Findings of a study that examined Colorado administrators' perceptions of the adequacy of their administrator preparation programs are presented in this paper. The primary purposes of the project are to provide feedback to institutions from former students regarding their administrator preparation so that they may continue to improve their programs, and to provide the State Board of Education with information concerning the adequacy of standards and programs. During spring 1992, surveys were sent to 193 Colorado administrators who had received certification from an approved Colorado program since 1989. A total of 96 usable returns were received. At least 90 percent of the administrators perceived 25 of the 29 preparation areas as relevant to their current positions. The following 3 preparation areas received 85 percent or more affirmative responses with regard to adequacy of preparation: ensuring that legal responsibilities of the school are being met and safeguarding legal rights of students, staff, and parents; articulating the role and purpose of education in contemporary society; and planning. Sixty percent or fewer of the respondents said that they were adequately prepared in the following areas: assessing learning abilities and disabilities of students; utilizing auxiliary business services effectively; administering provisions of negotiated employment contracts; and identifying and utilizing resources available to schools. Overall, the percentage of respondents who indicated adequate preparation increased from 1991 to 1992. One table and one figure are included. The appendix contains a copy of the survey. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado