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ERIC Number: ED402676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Quality Schools through Quality Leadership.
Sorenson, Dean; Machell, James
Educational literature is replete with calls for changes in preparation programs for school administrators. This paper contrasts traditional administrator-preparation programs with one designed around the Quality Schools paradigm. The program emphasizes administrator candidate selection, human needs, the empowerment of others, effective communication, development of human resources, organizational change, and the effective planning and implementation of school improvement. Implemented in 1993 at the University of Wyoming, the program is comprised of the following components: a curriculum that integrates theory and practice, an internship experience, a cohort design, and an indepth screening and admission process. The program focuses on the role of administrators as "stewards" of themselves, their communities, and resources. (Contains 44 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs, Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Climate, Participative Decision Making, Program Design, School Culture, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on Creating the Quality School (5th, Oklahoma City, OK, March 27-30, 1996).