ERIC Number: ED366087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reforming Administrator Preparation Programs. UCEA Monograph Series.
Wendel, Frederick C., Ed.
This publication contains four chapters that examine the reform of administrator preparation programs. In "The Reform Paradigm: Exploring the Fuzzy Logic of Educational Administration," William Ammentorp and Thomas Morgan develop a model based on linguistic algorithms to understand qualitative policy formation and decision making. In "Student Recruitment and Selection Practices in Educational Administration Programs," M. Scott Norton presents findings of a study that examined the student-recruitment and selection practices in educational administration programs at 40 University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) member institutions. Findings indicate that the institutions employed various strategies and multiple sources of evidence to recruit and select women and minorities and other talented populations to their preparation programs. "Challenging the Conventional Assumptions about the Preparation Programs for Aspiring Superintendents," by Daniel C. Douglas, reviews research conducted by the UCEA Center for the Study of Superintendents and School Boards for implications for the restructuring of superintendent-preparation programs. The chapter offers proposals concerning the need to consider a triad of elements in preparation programs and the development of a clinical professor model. Finally, in "Evaluation of Rigor and Value as a Base for Restructuring the Administrative Internship," Virginia L. Wylie and Ernestine H. Clark report the results of efforts by Valdosta State College's Department of Educational Administration and Supervision (EAS) to revise and upgrade the traditional administrative internship. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Models, Policy Formation, Selection, Student Recruitment, Theory Practice Relationship
University Council for Educational Administration, 212 Rackley Bldg., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-3200.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration.