ERIC Number: ED403638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Politics of Education: Administrative Hopefuls' Perceptions of Opportunities.
Turoczy, Autumn Tooms
Much research has examined the career success of individuals participating in mentoring and administrator-preparation programs. This paper presents findings of a study that explored the experiences of 33 people who participated in an indistrict mentoring program for teachers aspiring to administrative positions. The purpose was to identify patterns that distinguished participants who became administrators from those who did not. Findings show that those who became administrators and those who did not perceived the program's function and opportunities differently. Participants who became administrators perceived signals from the school district and used them to understand the process of upward mobility. The career paths of aspirants who had mentors were different than the paths of those not mentored. Seven of the nine females who obtained a position had mentors. (Contains 2 tables and 71 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (10th, Louisville, KY, October 25-27, 1996).