ERIC Number: ED481627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-12
Excellence in Administrator Preparation Programs: How Will We Know?
Christy, W. Keith; McNeil, Larry
Accountability for the preparation of tomorrow's teachers and administrators has come to academia with a full head of steam. Congress has declared that it is the institutions of higher education that must be accountable for increasing K-12 student achievement. As required by the 1998 Congress, colleges of education must begin annual submission and reporting of teacher candidate test data. It is anticipated that reporting of test data from programs that prepare candidates for educational administration will soon follow. The premise upon which Congress enacted the 1998 amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 was the belief that good teaching is key to student achievement. The outcome expected to arise from this exercise of accountability is that of individual institutions retaining or losing teacher and administrator preparation programs. This paper explores these issues and attempts to create a report card of criteria for measuring the quality of an educational administration and supervision program. The research question presented in this paper is How will the faculty of an administration and supervision program be able to judge its internal quality against external measures of accountability? (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, College Curriculum, College Programs, Education Courses, Education Majors, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Management Development, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Nashville, TN, November 11-13, 2000).