Approaches to Administrative Training in Education

Edited by Joseph F. Murphy & Philip Hallinger

Subjects: Education Policy And Leadership
Series: SUNY series, Educational Leadership
Paperback : 9780887064340, 291 pages, July 1987
Hardcover : 9780887064333, 291 pages, July 1987

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Table of contents


I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

1. The Evolution of Training for School Administrators
Bruce S. Cooper and William L. Boyd

2. Principles of Quality Staff Development:Lessons for Administrator Training
Nancy J. Pitner

3. The Legacy of the Theory Movement: Learning from the New Tradition
Robert L. Crowson and R. Bruce McPherson
II. Professional Associations

4. The Center for Advancing Principalship Excellence (APEX): An Approach to Professionalizing Educational Administration
Paula F. Silver

5. The AASA Model for Preparing School Leaders
John R. Hoyle

III. State Models

6. Maryland's MPDA: The Maryland Professional Development Academy and Its Odyssey in Comprehensive Training
A. Skipp Sanders

7. The North Carolina Leadership Institute for Principals
Lee W. Grier
IV. Laboratory and University Approaches

8. Peer-Assisted Leadership: Peer Observation and Feedback as Catalysts for Professional Growth
Bruce G. Barnett

9. The Harvard Principals' Center: School Leaders as Adult Learners
Sarah L. Levine, Roland S. Barth and Kenneth W. Haskins

10. The Institute of Educational Administration in Australia
Colin R.J. Moyle and Keith C. Andrews

11. Facilitating/I/D/E/A/ Principals' Collegial Support Groups as a Means of Professional Development and School Improvement
James C. Laplant

12. Lewis and Clark College's Summer Institute for Beginning School Administrators
Daniel L. Duke

13. Research, Practice, and Conceptual Models:Underpinnings of a Principals' Institute
Kent D. Peterson

14. The Australian Administrative Staff College:The Syndicate Method
W.G. Walker
V. Conclusion

15. New Directions in the Professional Development of School Administrators: A Synthesis and Suggestions for Improvement
Joseph Murphy and Philip Hallinger




In this important new collection Murphy and Hallinger bring together descriptions of a wide range of the new models in use in educational administrative training. Most of these eleven models have developed in response to contemporary criticism of the educational administrative theory movement, and each, in its own way, strives to bridge the chasm between educational theory and practice. The approaches represented here stress the importance of the administrators' engagement in the daily life of the school, and encourage administrators to learn from one another. While some models have come from leadership academies, others have been developed and tested in state departments of education, professional associations, and educational institutions. The book represents an important resource for those working with pre- and inservice administrators as they learn ways in which their involvement can improve the nation's schools.

Joseph Murphy is Associate Professor of educational administration, higher, and continuing education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Philip Hallinger is Director of the Westchester Principals' Center in Ardsley, New York.


"The book addresses a long felt need to describe and investigate the education and training of school administrators. The topic is especially timely with the current emphasis on educational reform and reports from the 'effective schools' research which puts emphasis on the quality of leadership, especially principals." — Patricia A. Schmuck, Lewis and Clark College