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ERIC Number: ED470757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-7
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Internships for Effective New Administrators.
Edmonson, Stacey
One challenge faced by any educational leadership program is how to develop effective entry-level school administrators. Many administrative interns receive no real administrative practice at all through their internship, and yet upon completion of the internship, they are expected to be competent administrators. The internship at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), Texas, is a response to this challenge, offering students a year-long program based on the Texas standards for effective school leaders. The internship requires fulfilling activities, such as school improvement projects and demographic studies of the intern's school area, in which leadership principles are put into practical use. For each activity, the interns must write a summary of how they completed it, attach pertinent documentation, and write a reflection on the activity. All documentation is put into a binder that includes the intern's leadership framework and 5-year goals. The leadership framework contains: (1) philosophy of education; (2) philosophy of leadership; (3) vision for learners; (4) vision for teachers; (5) vision for the organization; (6) vision for professional growth; and (7) method of vision attainment. With this internship, students at SHSU become fully aware of the responsibilities required of school administrators and prepared for the challenges they will face. (Contains 7 references and 4 figures.) (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas