Title

A historical perspective of Florida's human resource management development program

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and present a historical investigation of the establishment, development, and implementation of the Human Resource Management Development Program (HRMD) in the state of Florida. For years, principals had been selected through informal systems which often lacked objectivity. The Management Training Act of l98l changed those existing procedures. It created the Florida Council on Educational Management (FCEM), composed of business leaders, principals, superintendents, and other educational managers. Through their research, they identified l9 principal competencies on which all other procedures were based including procedures for selecting, training and developing, and appraising educational leaders. Of particular importance was the fact that the districts developed their own procedures; they were not state mandated. The Council also passed legislation which changed certification of principals. By July 1, 1986, all 67 of Florida's school districts had to submit a comprehensive plan for selection, training and development, and appraisal of principals and assistant principals. All districts continue to have HRMD on-site visits every 3 years to ensure compliance with the FCEM guidelines. This study concluded that the program provided significant contributions to professionalization of the principalship.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1997

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Bozeman, William C.

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education

Department

Educational Foundations

Format

Print

Pages

277 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020801

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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