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ERIC Number: ED468529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-4
Pages: 6
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Using Distance Education To Teach Educational Leadership.
Van Patten, James J.; Holt, Carleton
Educational administrator preparation is facing challenges in keeping up with rapidly changing delivery systems, as well as dealing with a shortage of well-trained school principals and superintendents. Distance learning offers an opportunity to serve diverse populations with a focus on individual uniqueness, needs, and concerns. Technology can eliminate barriers, divisions, limits, and boundaries, and it offers boundless opportunities for expanding knowledge horizons for at-risk populations. There are a variety of delivery strategies that have proven useful in teaching educational administration courses. Some examples are hybrid courses that combine traditional with distance learning classes, compressed-video classes, and learning modules. Administrators should increase their knowledge of all operations of technology in their schools. Standards for distance learning in over 35 states include developing vision, developing instructional plans, collaborating with families and communities, fairly and ethically treating at-risk and other students, and understanding and responding to larger political, social, and cultural issues and trends. Distance learning is important in assisting educational administrators to continually upgrade and update their knowledge of emerging trends and issues in the field, as well as reaching entry-level administrators in their graduate programs. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas