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ERIC Number: ED495105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
The Flex Doc: Changing the Instructional Delivery Paradigm
Peters, Gary; Maulding, Wanda
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For nearly a century this university has been training teachers and administrators for public schools. The university has benefited from a rich heritage, which includes being the first teachers college in Mississippi. Having established itself as the state's primary institution for the training of teachers it would be easy to rest on past laurels and relationships forged long ago. However, a group of professors sought to embark on a bold new initiative that would re-examine the role and relevancy of the educational administration program in today's ever-changing society. Working in conjunction with area school superintendents, students, alumni, and faculty, professors sought to identify the future needs of its graduate students. An initial meeting with area school superintendents and alumni yielded information that would lead to a flexible but rigorous terminal degree program that would redefine the existing strategy for instructional delivery. The professors' empathetic, collaborative and innovative process served as a catalyst for change. Honest inquiry provided genuine feedback from the professional education community. Participants appreciated the approach by which professors identified, understood, and engaged stakeholders. New insights resulted in a collaborative process, where faculty began to re-think program delivery and effectiveness. Reframing brought about a process for innovative change, which resulted in the Flex-Doc program.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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