ERIC Number: ED248597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
The Institute for School Administrators: A Program for Professional and Personal Growth. Conceptualization and Assessment.
Reed, Rodney J.
The annual Institute for School Administrators, founded on Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Knowles' theory of adult learning, was initiated in 1979 at the University of California, Berkeley. After identifying participants' needs, a panel of school administrators and university professors develop the annual program. The Institute's general goals are to provide (1) an opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge, understanding, and competence that will directly contribute to their leadership and administrative abilities; (2) an opportunity for participants to develop ideas and discuss experiences with their peers and colleagues; (3) a learning environment wherein participants may develop a sense of community; and (4) a personally enriching experience for participants that facilitates mutual respect. Included in this report are evaluation data for each Institute, summarized for 1979-83. These data indicate that the Institute is a valuable professional and personal educational experience for school administrators. Such activities, it is suggested, are an important function of university professional schools and departments of education. (Author/MCG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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