ERIC Number: ED482265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Tomorrow's Leaders: Who Are They and How Will They Lead?
Growe, Roslin; Fontenot, Candace; Montgomery, Paula S.
Several trends in education are affecting administrators on a daily basis. This paper attempts to heighten understanding of a few of the current trends in administration. The first trend that is increasingly coming to the forefront is the lack of personnel willing to pursue a career in administration. Personnel in schools are not willing to take on the job of administration due to the lack of control, high stress level, and what is perceived as inadequate compensation for the job. Another trend is the number of administrators leaving their current positions. They do not want the added responsibility that has come with school accountability. If these trends continue, there will be a severe shortage of administrators in the next few years. The question we must now ask is why. Another trend is the changing role of administrators. While no school should become stagnant, administrators are constantly confronting additional responsibilities. The roles of administrators are now as diverse as the administrators themselves. Administration and the trends affecting it are changing with the times. Hopefully, we will be able to fill the administrator positions in the future with qualified candidates. (Author/WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Management Development, Occupational Information, Principals, School Administration, School Supervision
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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