ERIC Number: ED421466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-14
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Recent Developments in the Use of Career Advancement Portfolios for Administrators: Implications for Leadership Preparation Programs.
Brown, Genevieve; Irby, Beverly J.
This study, conducted by Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas examined the perceptions of 104 school administrators regarding the use of career advancement portfolios in the hiring process. The study occurred in rural, suburban, and urban school districts in the greater Houston, Texas area. Participants completed a four-question interview that examined: (1) the extent to which selected practicing administrators were familiar with the career advancement portfolio; (2) the extent to which individuals used career advancement portfolios in interviews; (3) expectations the administrators had for career advancement portfolios with regard to contents; and (4) administrators' recommendations regarding the use of career advancement portfolios during the interview process. Results indicated that 68 percent of the administrators were familiar with career advancement portfolios, though very few were familiar with their use among administrative candidates or hired administrative candidates who presented their portfolios during interviews. About half of the respondents would like to see evidence of conferences or workshops attended or presented in career advancement portfolios. Others wanted to see resumes and evaluations of past performance. Most administrators did not know how career advancement portfolios should be used during the interview process. Of those with suggestions, most recommended presenting them prior to the interview. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Texas