Date of Award

12-1983

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. David J. Cowden

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to describe an internship conducted at the Michigan State Department of Education. The experience focused on gaining an understanding of the State Board of Education and Adult Extended Learning Services, a unit of the State Department of Education. The intern was also given the task of rewriting and updating one of the Department of Education handbooks: "Administrative Guide for Adult High School."

Chapter I is an introduction and background to the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and Adult Extended Learning Services. Chapter I also includes the intern's prospectus.

Chapter II describes the intern's planned experiences. These include: the process used to gain an understanding of the State Board of Education, its role, functions, and impact on education. The methods used to gain an understanding of Adult Extended Learning Services and- the activities employed to gain that knowledge are investigated. The experience of rewriting and updating the "Administrative Guide for Adult High School" is outlined.

Chapter III describes the intern's unplanned experiences while at Adult Extended Learning Services.

Chapter IV summarizes the intern's experiences and evaluates them.

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