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Gentilucci, James L.; Denti, Lou; Guaglianone, Curtis L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This study utilizes Symbolic Interactionism to explore perspectives of neophyte principals. Findings explain how these perspectives are modified through complex interactions throughout the school year, and they also suggest preparation programs can help new principals most effectively by teaching "soft" skills such as active listening…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Administrator Education
Garrison-Wade, Dorothy; Sobel, Donna; Fulmer, Connie L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Preparing administrators with the capacity to improve instruction for all learners is critical for recruiting and retaining special education teachers. However, recent research points out the need to improve skills of current and future administrators for this role. To address these concerns the special education and administrator preparation…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Needs, Program Improvement, Focus Groups
Schulte, Laura E.; Kowal, Penny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The purpose of this study was to validate the instrument, Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI), that measures the dispositions of effective school leaders. The ADI could be used to assess administrator candidate dispositions and to integrate dispositions of effective school leaders into the curricula of administrator preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Leadership