ERIC Number: ED363166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
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Modelo Crosscultural de Pasantias para Lideres de la Educacion: Cooperacion entre Estados Unidos y Venezuela (Designing an Effective School Administrator Internship Program: United States and Venezuela Cooperation).
Serafin, Ana Gil; Thompson, Eugene W.
A model was developed of an internship program designed to give valuable cross-cultural experience to school administrators in training at universities in the United States and Venezuela. A naturalistic approach was used to develop the model. Leading school administrators and educational leadership theorists in both countries were interviewed by using a standardized set of questions. Interview responses were analyzed and grouped by similar constructs. Similar needs and wants were corroborated in both groups. The resulting list of components of an effective internship model included the following: (1) understanding of leadership theories; (2) comprehension of school district daily operations; (3) development of a school administrators network; (4) evaluation of personnel and programs; (5) management of conflict; (6) development of problem solving skills in dealing with diversified populations; and (7) mentoring of junior administrators. Consequently the Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador in Caracas, Venezuela, and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo are working to develop a collaborative project to provide such an internship opportunity. The target population will include building principals, central office administrators, and district superintendents. The 2-month summer program will be under the supervision of field professionals and educational leadership professors. This report, presented in the original Spanish, is preceded by a condensed version written in English. (Contains 10 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrators, Comparative Education, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Educational Exchange, Internship Programs, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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