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Roy, Patricia; Hord, Shirley M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article first explores the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs) identified in the research literature. Second, it examines the staff and student outcomes derived from the implementation and integration of a PLC in a K-12 school or a university. Third, it provides suggestions for school leaders about creating and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, School Effectiveness, Professional Development
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Koschoreck, James W. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Examines multiple ways in which the normalization of sexuality might be interrogated. Argues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty and administrators can more effectively contravene the normalizing practices of heterosexism by refusing to remain silent about issues of sexuality. Includes implications for practicing researchers and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Classroom Environment, Educational Research
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Bridges, Edwin; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Presents scenario for the future of school leadership and discusses role of problem-based leadership development. This scenario fosters several assumptions concerning capacities needed by future school leaders: ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment; attitudes and skills in lifelong learning; more varied leadership roles; and increased…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
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Shen, Jianping; Hsieh, Chia-Lin – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
A study analyzing data from 147 educational-leadership professors and 457 future school leaders examined school-leadership programs' instructional goals, and compared goals' importance as both groups perceived them. Respondents viewed programs' instructional goals as multidimensional, and found more similarity than differences between the groups.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scribner, Jay Paredes; Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Describes an instructional innovation using field-based action research to enhance program quality and improve administrator preparation. Describes the learning experiences of graduate students enrolled in a supervision of instruction class while participating in a collaborative school/university project. Action research is a demanding strategy…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
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Hoyle, John R. – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Rapid change and information overload are forcing educational administration professors to stress skills in mixed scanning and visioning. Professors must teach students to be visionary individuals who possess the capacity to care deeply for others; the ability to communicate a clear message in simple, persuasive language; and the commitment to…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Scanning
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Martin, Kathleen J.; Chrispeels, Janet H. – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Examines how three students in an administrative-credential program developed collaborative problem-solving competence through participating in two problem-based learning classes. Data collected over one year indicates these classes allowed students to acquire knowledge and skills in group processes, problem solving, and course content. Later,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
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McKerrow, Kelly – Journal of School Leadership, 1998
Reports findings of a study that examined the activities of 45 part-time administrator-interns enrolled at 2 large midwestern universities. Content analysis of interns' daily logs revealed that two-thirds of interns' time was spent attending meetings, doing office work, or supervising students. Interns spent little or no time in an administrator…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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DeMoulin, Donald F. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Changing sociological trends and technological advances will require the nation's university system to prepare better qualified graduates for school administration careers. Without an emphasis on proficient, high-tech skills; stringent standards; and redirected certification procedures, the twenty-first-century administrator will not succeed.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Education, Certification, Educational Administration
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Muse, Ivan D.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Some university administrator preparation programs use experienced principals as mentors for aspiring principals. The mentoring relationship is more beneficial if the practicum experience is long term and the mentor is seen as an important member of the university training effort. This paper discusses 12 common mentoring pitfalls (such as…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Study
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Parker, Laurence; Shapiro, Joan Poliner – Journal of School Leadership, 1992
Investigates the needs of graduate students in educational administration programs, focusing on what learning would prove most valuable to administrators dealing with diverse constituencies and cultures. From indepth interviews, researchers found that graduate students learned far more about diversity (of gender, race, ethnicity, and social class)…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoyle, John R. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
School principals are in a difficult environment filled with stress and plagued by weak support. Most principals are unprepared for site-based decision making. University professors must take the initiative to use the emerging knowledge base and develop professional studies degree and staff development programs to prepare principals. (24…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College School Cooperation
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Chance, Edward W. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Internship field experiences and programs bridge the gap between classroom preparation and professional practice in the preparation of educational administrators. Proposes a model program that recognizes the uniqueness of each intern; provides time for reflection; and has established procedures to evaluate interns and their experiences. (28…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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DeMoulin, Donald F. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Analysis of data from 827 professional educators, using the Career Awareness Index and the Instrument Summary Assessment Program, indicates that "burnout" may be an inappropriate descriptor of low to moderate levels of self-efficacy and personal productivity. Professional development activities should be specifically designed to match individual…
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Bredeson, Paul V. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Based on the thesis that individual learning and growth are based on actual life experiences, proposes a model in preparation programs for school administrators. Discusses how the inclusion of personal experience helps to bridge a critical gap between professors of school administration and practicing administrators. (13 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Faculty, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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