R. Wayne Shute, a Brigham Young University professor of educational leadership, returned recently from London, where he helped launch sales of a book proposing new directions for training school administrators in Britain.

Shute is a co-author with Bruce S. Cooper, Fordham University in New York, of "Training for School Management: Lessons From the American Experience."Shute and Cooper describe how administrators prepare in the United States, pointing out some of the strengths and weaknesses of the highly structured American system. They also describe the loosely organized British system.

They call for sensible standardization, but under the direct control of school professionals themselves.