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ERIC Number: ED432040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of a Field Based Principal Preparation Program in Texas.
Wilmore, Elaine L.; McNeil, Jesse Jai, Jr.; Townzen, Linda
This paper examines a program that was developed at the University of Texas at Arlington to equip future educational leaders to guide schools through important educational reforms. The program offers a balance of seminars and internship experiences, departing from the traditional university-based delivery of instruction. The evaluation of the program was performed to see if it lived up to its espoused goals and objectives after 1 year of operation. A survey was sent to each administrative intern participant, each mentor principal, and other school administrators associated with the intern and mentor principal. The questions under consideration included: "Was the program a collaborative, field-based effort between the university and the schools?""Did the program provide an equitable selection and mentoring process for interns?""To what extent was networking across schools and school districts helpful to the intern and mentor professional development?" and "Was the program a cost-effective venture?" Results indicate that the program had significantly met its initial goals, with all the goals receiving scores of 93.8 percent or higher. All the students in the program successfully completed their master's degree, met certification requirements, and were hired for leadership positions of choice. Further study is indicated to enhance goal and program development. Contains 24 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas