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ERIC Number: ED429353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Efficacy of Administrator Preparation Programs: Private School Administrators' Attitudes.
Hughes, H. Woodrow; Johnson, Ruth N.; Madjidi, Farzin
This report examines divergent views that may exist among administrators based on administrators' demographic characteristics and how these differences affect curriculum design for this group. It looks at factors, such as the person's age, gender, and ethnicity, that might have influenced whether or not an administrator completed a college/university administrator-preparation program and asks if the person found the training program effective. The study population consisted of the chief administrators of 3,881 private schools in California. A total of 256 surveys, which sought to determine what skills are essential to a novice administrator's success, were returned. The findings indicate that the surveyed group was mainly female, predominantly white, with a majority in the 41-60 age group with between 5 to 15 years of experience. Most held at least a master's degree, but only 48.8% percent had completed a college/university-level administrator-preparation program. Those who were most likely to have completed a training program were those who were most educated, who worked at schools with enrollments of 200 or more students, who worked in K-8 schools, and who were older. Among those who had completed a college/university administrator-training program, older administrators reported a higher degree of preparation for their job. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California