Student satisfaction with an educational administration preparation program: A comparative perspective

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contributor.author Kanan, Hana M. en_US
contributor.author Baker, Ahmad M. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-12-24T07:10:13Z en_US
date.available 2009-12-24T07:10:13Z en_US
date.issued 2006 en_US
identifier.citation Hana M. Kanan, Ahmad M. Baker, (2006) "Student satisfaction with an educational administration preparation program: A comparative perspective", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 44 Iss: 2, pp.159 - 169 en_US
identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230610652042 en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10436 en_US
description.abstract Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine the perceptions of graduates from an educational administration program in terms of its effectiveness and impact on their lives and careers. Design/methodology/approach – The perceptions of 23 graduates of a Master's degree program in educational administration in a developing university were examined in terms of personal satisfaction, content, and impact. A qualitative analysis approach was used to interpret the data generated by a four-part questionnaire distributed to the first three graduating cohorts in educational administration. Findings – Personal satisfaction was shown to be more related to interpersonal interaction than academic content of the program of study. The findings also showed that criticism of educational administration preparation programs in newly emerging systems is similar to the criticism levied at similar programs in the west four decades ago. The findings are discussed within their relevance to the construction of a global theory of educational administration preparation programs. Research limitations/implications – Although the circumstances under which this study was conducted (popular uprising, military violence, etc.) posed limitations on the rigor of its design (e.g. sample size, return rate of questionnaires), it, none the less, offers a significant contribution to the construction of administrative training theory. Originality/value – This study bears significant ramifications and limitations to the construction of the theory of preparing educational administrators in newly emerging systems. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
subject Education en_US
subject Educational administration en_US
subject Palestine en_US
subject Students en_US
title Student satisfaction with an educational administration preparation program: A comparative perspective en_US
type Article en_US


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