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IN PRESENTING this review of current theory and practice in graduate level pre-service and in-service education for school administration, one major purpose has been kept in mind, namely, to provide some significant and stimulating documentation with respect to on-going plans, programs, and problems.
The inquiry, upon which the material presented is based, was essentially an invitation to the institutions and State departments of education canvassed to share with others, accounts of such experiences and activities as might have value as constructive leads and suggestions. Without the very generous collaboration of deans, department heads, and staff members of the cooperating institutions and State departments such a comprehensive survey would not have been possible. Sincere thanks are extended to all who have so effectively assisted in this undertaking.
It is hoped that the published results of this inquiry may serve to stimulate further cooperative study in which institutions, lay school officials, and professional administrative groups may all have a part. It seems clear that, within the scope of this survey, there are several problem areas of major importance, within which increasingly sound practice will be developed as all groups and agencies concerned join more vigorously in a frontal attack.
BESS GOODYKOONTZ, Assistant U. S. Commissioner of Education.
A REVIEW OF CURRENT PRACTICE, THEORY, AND OPINION IN 62 REPRESENTA
TIVE INSTITUTIONS AT THE