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ERIC Number: ED415582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-24
Pages: 13
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Ready, Set, Let's Go: An Evaluation Study of an Educational Administration Program for Beginning Administrators.
Kim, Lori
After consulting more than 2,500 practicing administrators and other professionals, California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) adopted new standards for administrator preparation. The strengths and weaknesses of a new program that teaches these standards are discussed. The paper It focuses on the program in terms of its new features: induction, curriculum, mentoring, and candidate-assessment. The program was designed for the beginning administrator and uses the Standard of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Administrative Services that was developed by the CTC. It consists of an induction course and three required core courses, electives, practicum, and a candidate assessment course. The curriculum is organized into five thematic areas: organizational and cultural environment, dynamics of strategic-issues management, ethical and reflective leadership, analysis and development of public policy, and management of information systems and human and fiscal resources. To evaluate the program, 25 beginning administrators who completed the pilot program were surveyed. Almost all candidates expressed satisfaction with the curriculum aspect of the program, agreeing that the curriculum themes were important components. The candidates' induction plans were well developed and the coursework allowed for meaningful integration of theory and practice. However, it seems that mentoring support from the candidates' school districts was inadequate. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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