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We should jettison "paper credentials" as the means of determining whether an individual is qualified to lead a school, both because abolishing them is the only way to attract more unconventional people and because paper credentials have little to do with the requisites of the job itself. Today the only route into the principalship in most states is to endure a bunch of graduate courses at a college of education. 4 The consensus regarding the inadequacy of administrative training, coupled with the impetus for reform legislation, and developments in the research on effective schools and classroom instruction, has resulted in a new movement in administrative training.
Still, its rich potential remains available. Departures from the One Best Model Nunnery is doubtful that the state will relinquish control over the licensing process. " 58 That might be a starting place: breaking the mold of requiring university courses only and recognizing activities and programs sponsored jointly by school districts, universities, and professional associations, for example. The AASA National Academy for School Executives provides such an avenue and has in a few cases given its own "credits," though using the faculty and research of schools of education (see chapter 5).
Most of the knowledge, techniques and beliefs that characterize American child-rearing are learned from casual apprenticeships, recollections of childhood, on-the-job training, and associates. Despite more academic rituals of certification, most of the practices of educational administration seem to come from a similar kind of immediate experience and contacts. 3 These assessments by Bridges and March focused attention to critical shortcomings in formal, preservice, administrative training programs.