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Larson, Lotta; Vontz, Tom – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article describes an alternative pathway to elementary teaching through the MAT online program at Kansas State University.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Masters Programs
RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
With this themed issue of "Educational Considerations" focused on using university-district partnership academies to prepare leaders for educational settings, it is important to consider the value of this model in socially diverse environments and especially the potential for native nations to use this approach for training emerging…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Administration
Mercer, Debbie K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this commentary, the Dean of the Kansas State University College of Education states that the job of a school leader is more complex and more demanding than ever before. As institutions of higher education contemplate the question "Who is the Building Leader?," defining the roles and responsibilities of the school building leader is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Administrator Role
Thompson, David C. – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, the Kansas State University Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership reviews the strong history of his department's university and public school partnerships and the impact these partnerships have had on leadership preparation programs. Almost 30 years ago, Kansas State University foresaw the power of partnerships with…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Leadership Training
Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2016
A former school superintendent who is now a university professor uses her experience in these partnership roles to describe how Kansas State University's collaboratively designed master's academy leadership preparation models merging theory and practice came about over fifteen years ago, and how it has evolved since then.
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, Leadership Training, Superintendents
Doll, Rick – Educational Considerations, 2016
This article investigates district-level administrators' perceptions regarding the value of the partnership academies. The article uses input from seven district administrators who provided feedback regarding the value of the district and university partnership, specific benefits to the district, the differences between participants who envision…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Career Academies, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes
Mejía, Pilar; Devin, Samrie; Calvert, Heather – Educational Considerations, 2016
School leadership matters when discussing teacher effectiveness and student performance, and preparation programs need to graduate principals with the skills necessary to lead schools for tomorrow. The traditional approach to preparing educational leaders is no longer getting the job done. In this article, Meija, Devin and Calvert, students who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Career Academies, Graduate Surveys
Gustafson, Debra M.; Kiltz, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, Gustafson and Kiltz reflect on why they got involved in the very first master's level Professional Administrative Leadership Academy developed at Kansas State University (KSU). The authors had the opportunity to observe school leaders and noted that the most effective leaders shared their power and knowledge freely with others.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
Devin, Mary; Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Hachiya, Robert F. – Educational Considerations, 2016
Since the first Kansas State University (KSU) master's academies in 2000, the academy focus has moved from preparing candidates for principal positions to the broader vision of teacher leadership, recognizing that today's leadership relies on a team, not an individual. As leadership in schools becomes ever more challenging, requiring multiple…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, College Faculty
RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this commentary, the author highlights some of the insights and commentaries of the various stakeholder perspectives contained in this special issue. It was highly apparent that the leaders not only were talking the talk, they were also walking the walk, specifically in the development and implementation of leadership academies. University…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Standards, Partnerships in Education, Change Agents
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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Shroyer, M. Gail; Yahnke, Sally J.; Miller, Teresa; Dunn, Cindi; Bridges, Nancy Y. – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article is to share the history of one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership in an effort to help others reflect, set visions, and move forward into a new educational future. The emergence, development, and continuation of this partnership was dependent upon finding ways to create a growth-oriented environment,…
Descriptors: Models, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Larson, Lotta C.; Lickteig, Amanda D.; Sherbert, Vicki S.; Nauerth, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is well documented that successful Professional Development School (PDS) initiatives are contingent on trusting relationships between the university and school districts. Over the past 25 years, continual efforts have been made by the Kansas State University (KSU) PDS to minimize notions of status while maintaining mutually beneficial goals and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Cooperation
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Martinie, Sherri L.; Rumsey, Chepina; Allen, David S. – Educational Considerations, 2014
For a quarter century, Kansas State University's College of Education has supported a Professional Development School (PDS) model involving professional collaboration with selected public school systems across Kansas. In that time, this relationship has proved to be an instrumental vehicle for educational change. The state of Kansas' adoption and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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