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Smith, Rachel A.; Somers, John – Planning and Changing, 2016
This paper presents a model for developing an interdisciplinary principal preparation program, an MBA in Education Leadership, which integrates best practices in both education and business within an educational context. The paper addresses gaps that exist in many traditional principal preparation programs and provides an alternative model, which…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Administrator Education, Principals, Program Development
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Hearn, Jessica E. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principal preparation programs in Kentucky can use the items in the Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders (EPSB, 2008) as mastery benchmarks to quantify incoming Educational Specialist (Ed.S) students' perceived level of mastery. This can serve both internal and external purposes by providing diagnostic feedback to students…
Descriptors: State Standards, Administrator Education, Principals, Benchmarking
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Vogel, Linda R.; Weiler, Spencer; Armenta, Anthony – Planning and Changing, 2014
Various state and national forces are influencing principal preparation programs, including competition from online for-profit institutions, teacher evaluation, school accountability, equity, and Response to Intervention mandates that require university-based leadership preparation programs to re-examine and revise program delivery and content.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Competition, Teacher Evaluation
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Gallagher, Karen Symms – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article is a retrospective description of the decisions, strategies, and context of program changes made at the USC Rossier School of Education, related specifically to the education doctorate. The primary purpose is to highlight the change process from the perspective of the academic dean. Drawing on work in systems change and strategic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Education Majors, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
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Aiken, Judith A.; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia – Planning and Changing, 2013
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)--which the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont has actively been involved in since 2007--has invited us to think carefully about our EdD doctoral program and its role in the improvement of schools and society. Although the EdD program in Educational…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development
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Welch, Olga M. – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article focuses on one dean's approach to securing and maintaining faculty involvement in developing a School of Education CPED Initiative. Using the conceptual framework of "execution" (Bossidy & Charan, 2002), the author describes how the goal of creating a "change-capable" culture (a) demanded congruence between the…
Descriptors: Deans, College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Guidelines
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Hochbein, Craig; Perry, Jill A. – Planning and Changing, 2013
The authors argue for a clearer understanding of the role of research in the preparation of educational professionals at the doctoral level. Building on the work of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), the authors define the nature of problems of practice, offer three ways in which professional practitioners engage research in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Research Utilization, Professional Education, Educational Practices
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Reardon, R. Martin – Planning and Changing, 2013
While it is reasonable to surmise that the vast majority of leaders, regardless of whether they are educators in the broad sense of that term, exercise their leadership in accord with sound ethical principles, the regular instances of exceptions to this rule highlight the importance of incorporating the study of ethics in leadership programs.…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Best Practices, Doctoral Programs, Education Courses
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Hovannesian, Audrey – Planning and Changing, 2013
In this article a former Educational Doctorate (EdD) student recounts how participation in the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) acted as a catalyst for change in her perspective regarding the EdD in general and her role as a scholarly practitioner. Changes in perception influenced by CPED were aligned with the Conceptual Change…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Experience, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Planning and Changing, 2012
Research on leadership preparation programs in our field typically focuses on program design and delivery mode (e.g., closed cohorts, internships, distance learning, partnerships), curriculum and pedagogy (e.g., learning theories, syllabi content, learning outcomes), and occasionally program faculty. A critically missing component of research is…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Administrator Education, Program Design, Leadership
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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Militello, Matt – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes an innovative approach, developed by North Carolina State University, to prepare leaders specifically for work in rural schools in high poverty districts. Operating with Race-to-the-Top funding, the Northeast Leadership Academy is a selective program with embedded practice and focused summer community internships. The…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Poverty, Elementary Secondary Education, Developmental Psychology
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Griffin, Leslie L.; Taylor, Thomas R.; Varner, Lynn W.; White, Carole L. – Planning and Changing, 2012
The Educational Leadership Master's Cohort Program at Delta State University was redesigned in 2011 to reflect current industry standards and streamline the program. Since its inception in the mid-1990s, the program has provided a nationally acclaimed model for principal preparation. The recent redesign focused on preparing school principals to…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Program Descriptions, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Diem, Sarah; Carpenter, Bradley W. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Despite the dramatic shift in demographics occurring within public schools, there is still a dismal amount of research connecting issues of diversity and race with the curricula guiding educational leadership preparation programs. In the field of leadership preparation, little information has been offered as to how professors facilitate social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Culturally Relevant Education
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Burke, Wendy; Marx, Gary E.; Lowenstein, Ethan – Planning and Changing, 2012
Within the context of a pilot leadership seminar, this participatory action research project explores how to effectively lead in turbulent learning environments regulated by federal policy that mandates high levels of student achievement coupled with a rigorous standards-based reform movement. Our analysis indicates: (a) adult development is a…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Seminars, Action Research, Educational Change
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Cosner, Shelby; Tozer, Steve; Smylie, Mark – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes the process of replacing a modest Master's level school leader preparation program with an innovative Ed.D. program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The new doctoral program is intensive, highly selective, intellectually rigorous, and field-based. The authors provide side-by-side comparisons of the difference…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Doctoral Programs, Instructional Leadership, Total Quality Management
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