<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >

Role of Professional Associations

In developing or creating a new or restructured certificate, states might choose to requiresuperintendents to obtain professional recognitionfrom a national or state professional association. A good example of a professionalrecognition program is one currently sponsored by the Association of School Business Officials. Applicants wishing to becomerecognized school business officials must meet criteria based on academic preparation, specialized training, experience, andrecommendations from other practicing Registered School Business Officials. This program fills a void in school business officerstate certification and university based preparation.

A possible model for superintendent executive management recognition is a coordinated consortium effort byuniversities, state agencies, and professional organizations. The university role would be to academically prepare applicants inappropriate content knowledge and essential skills enriched by field based experiences (practicum) aligned to coursecontent/standards. The state agency’s role would insure essentialskills and knowledge were assessed and validated. The state agency might additionally assume responsibility to provide training in“essential”skills beyond university preparation requirement levels. The university and state, then together, could recommendcandidates to professional associations for a“recognition”(or registration) assessment at the appropriate district size andbudget level.

Portfolio review and interviews by professional organizations certainly seem to be logisticallyfeasible. Each year about 2,200 new superintendents (about 50% new to the superintendency) actually are employed from pools averagingfrom10 to 20 applicants (Glass, 2002). At the state level, the normal annual turnover of superintendents is about 20 %. Nationalassociations could organize and complete the recognition process working in conjunction with state affiliates.

The AASA currently provides numerous professional development opportunities for its membership. Stateaffiliates often offer an even greater and broader number of opportunities. Although AASA might be thought to be the“lead”organization in preparing superintendents, other groups such as the principal associations provide professional development closelyaligned with some aspects of the superintendency.

Numerous professional organizations serve superintendents and central office administrators; superintendents(AASA), personal directors (American Society for Public Administration [ASPA]), business managers (Association of School Business Officials [ASBO]), facility directors (Council of Educational Facility Planners International [CEFPI]), and curriculum directors (Association for Supervision and CurriculumDevelopment [ASCD]) along with umbrella organizations such as theNational Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) , National Council of Professors of Educational Administration(NCPEA), University Council on Educational Administration (UCEA), National Council of Professors of Educational Administration andthe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The American Association of Management (AAM) might also be considered an alliedprofessional group. These organizations sponsor numerous training opportunities for members. Several have made recent efforts tobecome quasi-licensing organizations.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
Jobilize.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Educational administration: the roles of leadership and management. OpenStax CNX. Jul 25, 2007 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10441/1.1
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Educational administration: the roles of leadership and management' conversation and receive update notifications?