ERIC Number: ED376566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Professional Development in Educational Administration Programs: Where Does It Exist?
Van Berkum, Dennis W.; And Others
Educational administration is currently debating the future of the profession and the most appropriate modes for the preparation of school leaders, including the role of higher education in developing preparation models. This paper reviews selected master's and doctoral programs in educational administration and argues that preparation programs should critically examine their role in the continual development of administrators. It defines knowledge as the link between theory and practice, and development as the means through which formal and practical knowledge are bonded. Most programs reviewed failed to recognize development as crucial to individual success, but were intent upon developing a set of prescribed skills and knowledge that must be learned to obtain a degree. In conclusion, professors of educational administration must find ways to link learners to resources that fit their individual learning styles and development needs to fulfill their stages of professional evolution. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (Indian Wells, CA, August 1994).