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ERIC Number: ED439530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 24
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Examining Professional Training of Middle Level Principals: Responding to a Reform Environment.
Ricciardi, Diane
The study examines the impact of selected variables on the professional development needs of 52 middle level principals, involved in implementing reform initiatives in their schools. Training needs were examined using the framework of the 21 performance domains judged by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration as critical for administrative job success. Two independent variables--years working in education, and gender--were identified as significant predictors of development needs. Although principals generally rated professional development activities as useful to their job performance, they indicated that the content of development activities was not balanced among the 21 performance domains. Principals recommended improving content and delivery of future development activities by incorporating the principles of adult learning theory into training activities. They reported top development needs in curriculum, instruction, and public relations. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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