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ERIC Number: EJ1105541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Learning from Graduates and Interns: Examining Graduate and Student Experiences in the Education Administration Internship
Clayton, Jennifer; Thessin, Rebecca
Education Leadership Review, v17 n1 p17-42 May 2016
The purpose of this study was to more fully understand: (1) the degree to which administrative interns are provided with the opportunity to lead administrative experiences; (2) the types of administrative experiences in which interns engage during the administrative internship experience; and (3) the value of the administrative internship to aspiring administrators. A survey instrument was designed and administered to two cohorts of aspiring administrators in one university's administrative preparation program to answer these questions. Overall, we found that recent interns indicated they had been well prepared to lead managerial tasks during their practicum experiences and that interns were increasingly seeing leadership of instructional activities and staff development. This finding runs counter to previous research conducted on interns' experiences leading instructional activities. Study respondents also highlighted the mentor/intern relationship as a key factor influencing the aspiring administrator's opportunity for leadership experience during the internship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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