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ERIC Number: ED428449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Formatting a Proactive Principal Preparation Program in Response to the National Reform Movement in Education Administrative Preparation.
Klotz, Jack; Daniel, Larry
This paper discusses a preparatory program for educational leaders at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). The report outlines the numerous calls for reform of preparatory programs and focuses on the four factors motivating reform efforts: a move away from a managerial to a human-centered perspective; a continued orientation on the importance of a "knowledge base" that is best learned via traditional academic preparation; a strengthening orientation on learning by doing; and a renewed orientation on the importance of personal professional characteristics of the administrator. These factors served as a general philosophical framework upon which the USM program was based. The program was conceptualized to reflect essential, significant shifts in the basic premises on which schools and leaders have operated, most importantly the development of proactive principals. The paper offers information on the organization and sequencing of integrated curriculum blocks for the program, the instructional procedures and methodology, the assessment of students, and the assessment of the program. It is stated that the new reform program has brought together a number of ideas, models, and delivery formats to create a totally different approach from that which has been in operation at USM. (Contains approximately 112 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A