ERIC Number: ED366091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Enhancing the Knowledge Base in Educational Administration. UCEA Monograph Series.
Wendel, Frederick C., Ed.
Effective administrator preparation programs and professional practices are important to enhancing principals' knowledge base. In chapter 1 of this report, "Strategies of Organizing Principal Preparation: A Survey of the Danforth Principal Preparation Program," Gerald C. Ubben and Frances C. Fowler discuss their survey of facilitators of the Danforth Foundation's program. The survey found that environmental constraints and resistance to change inhibited administrative power sharing. In chapter 2, "Preparing Principals to Supervise and Lead Change in Schools," Lance V. Wright presents a program to better prepare first-time principals for supervisory tasks and change. In chapter 3, "Preparing for Action: The Integration of Knowledge for Educational Leadership," Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr. and Russell J. Quaglia describe a novel initiative in the University of Maine's educational administration program to develop a laboratory training experience for school-site leaders. In chapter 4, "Case Records: A Means to Enhance the Knowledge Base in Educational Administration," Karen F. Osterman states that the use of case records in educational administration can increase understanding of administrative practices and help link theory with action. In chapter 5, "Early Childhood Reform and the Knowledge Base of Educational Administration," Colleen A. Capper evaluates seven areas of emphasis in the core curriculum for improving school administrator preparation. (Contains 66 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Case Records, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Leadership Training, Principals, Public Schools
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.