ERIC Number: ED366080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reform in Administrator Preparation Programs: Individual Perspectives. UCEA Monograph Series.
Wendel, Frederick C., Ed.; Bryant, Miles T., Ed.
This publication contains five chapters that focus on individual perspectives of reform in administrator-preparation programs. In "One Person's Links Between Administration and the Academy," Ann Weaver Hart offers a self-study that views administrative leadership as an ongoing process of social validation and socialization. Diana G. Pounder, in "Reflections of a Practitioner in Academia," provides an alternative view to the myth of the rational and all-knowing administrator. "Reappraising Personal Experience in the Reform of Curriculum in Educational Administration," by Paul V. Bredeson, examines the use of personal administrative experiences as a basis for thinking about and effecting curricular reform in educational administration. In "Career Assessment as a Guide to Administrator Preparation and Evaluation," Virginia L. Wylie and Robert O. Michael describe Valdosta State College (Georgia) faculty's development and testing of a career-assessment instrument that examines student perceptions of selected personal and professional factors in securing and succeeding in administrative positions. "Professional Formation and a Tri-Dimensional Approach to the Preservice Preparation of School Administrators," by John C. Daresh, presents a conceptual model for improving administrator-education programs that is based on greater university/school collaboration and increased provision of clinical learning opportunities. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development, Professional Development, Theory Practice Relationship
University Council for Educational Administration, 212 Rackley Bldg., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-3200.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration.