A historical perspective of Florida's human resource management development program
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.
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Bozeman, William C.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
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Loggins, Joanne C., "A historical perspective of Florida's human resource management development program" (1997). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2723.