ERIC Number: ED378863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-11
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Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century: Results of a National Survey of Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs.
Hackmann, Donald G.; Price, William J.
This study sought to determine the current status of programs in universities in the United States that offer doctoral degrees in education administration/leadership and to identify recent trends in educational leadership programming. The 127 institutions (of 194 invited to participate) responded to a survey and provided data on admissions criteria, orientation activities, instructional delivery patterns, and program exit criteria. A summary profile describing the typical doctoral degree program in educational administration/leadership was developed using this baseline data. The average doctoral program admits 18 student annually and requires an admission profile that includes the following: a minimum score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Examination, an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00, a graduate GPA of approximately 3.23, a writing sample that includes an essay with a personal statement of goals, and a personal interview. Though doctoral programs bear a strong resemblance to each other and generally follow traditional lines, the study found evidence of new practices such as portfolios, mentors, internships, field-based programs, and technology, as well as a trend in program restructuring and redesign. The comprehensive examination and dissertation continue to be the primary requirements for exiting the doctoral program. Twenty institutions reported that they had recently completed or were planning program redesigns. (Contains 17 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Degree Requirements, Delivery Systems, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Leadership, Leadership Training, National Surveys, Orientation, Program Design, Program Improvement, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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