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Ojeda, Alejandro Gonzalez; Marshall, James M.; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
In 2013, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved the implementation of a performance assessment for all preliminary services credential candidates. The result is what is now known as the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA). Consisting of three sub-assessments, prospective administrators will need to…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Workshops
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Celoria, Davide – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This article is intended to spark dialogue and debate related to the preparation of inclusive social justice education leaders in a time of colorblindness. Drawing attention to the reductionist construction of the professional standards for educational leaders when it comes to preparing educational leaders who are ready to address and eliminate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Principals
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Dunlap, Jody; Li, Jinyi; Kladifko, Robert – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
Purpose: With the increasing need for well-­-prepared and leading practitioners in the field of education as well as the renewed efforts to further distinguish the EdD from the PhD in higher education in recent years, the curriculum of EdD programs nationwide has been questioned and criticized for its disconnection from the needs of leading…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Minimum Competencies, School Effectiveness, Relevance (Education)
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Kearney, W. Sean; Valadez, Albert – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This paper presents a newly implemented model of principal preparation at a public university in the southwestern United States. The authors begin by identifying a number of innovative practices currently being carried out within educational administration programs across the United States. Informed by the context of these national models, the…
Descriptors: Principals, School Districts, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Design
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Marcos, Teri A.; Loose, William V. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This report, the second in a series, provides comparative empirical data on current state and national university trends around the thematic strategies and constructs ten fully online Educational Leadership programs engage within their innovative designs. Our 2014 iPrincipals report provided information on how one California University…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation
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Woods, R. Sandie; Hauser, Linda – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
School leaders must design and lead equitable learning environments for all children, and administration preparation programs must build entry-level administrator capacity to do so. This article describes a study examining social justice/critical consciousness curriculum (intended, implemented, assessed) and instructor demographic characteristics…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Principals
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
Two significant problems attend principal preparation today: the quality and experience of candidates for preparation and the "y'all come" attitude of programs driven by demands for enrollments. These issues are abetted by a long history of non-selective practices in accepting candidates into preparation programs and the distinct lack of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Education, Admission Criteria
Hines, Mack T., III – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
This study investigated the interactive effects of supervising principals' and preservice principals' leadership styles on preservice principals' pre and post internship concerns about becoming a principal. These findings suggest that the principal's leadership style is an influential determinant of preservice principals' concerns about becoming a…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Principals
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
Basom, Margaret R.; Yerkes, Diane M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
School university partnerships have become important in the reform efforts to develop the next generation of school leaders. This study examines one university's approach of working with several school districts as partners in the development of school leaders. Findings include benefits and concerns from the perspective of students, faculty, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts
Cushing, Katherine S.; Kerrins, Judith A. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
The shortage of principals in California is examined in this article. While the data show that there is not a shortage of individuals having the necessary credential to hold the position, often there are not enough applicants for principal positions. Reconceptualizing and restructuring of principal positions are emphasized as potentially correct…
Descriptors: Principals, Supply and Demand, Job Applicants, Recruitment