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Augustine-Shaw, Donna – Planning and Changing, 2016
As a continuum of professional learning for building and district leaders transitioning from leadership preparation programs into practice, the state of Kansas enacted mentoring and induction requirements as part of their role in supporting development of leadership skills important to on-the-job application of essential knowledge. One approved…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Professional Education, Mentors, Leadership Training
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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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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Planning and Changing, 2014
Faced with scarce resources and high expectations, school principals must increasingly rely upon the power of persuasion to promote ongoing school improvement. We maintain that the development of a vibrant and tangible leadership brand constructed upon a principal's core values and noble character can motivate stakeholders and stimulate school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Improvement
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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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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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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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Shoho, Alan R.; Barnett, Bruce G.; Martinez, Peter – Planning and Changing, 2012
The intent of this article is to examine how the best type of internship, i.e., the full-time, job-embedded model can be enhanced using coaching. Before illustrating an exemplary internship program with coaching, this paper describes what an exemplary full-time, job-embedded internship experiences looks like and expounds on the importance of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Doctoral Programs, Internship Programs, Instructional Leadership
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Huggins, Kristin S.; Acker-Hocevar, Michele A. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Improving student achievement in math and science has become a priority in the United States. As instructional leaders, principals can influence instruction in these vital subjects by working with classroom teachers to improve their instruction. Surprisingly, the research about the principal's role in supporting instruction in these subjects is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training
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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Instead of focusing on how principals should be trained, an contrarian view is offered, grounded upon theoretical perspectives of experiential learning, and in particular, upon the theory of andragogy. A brief parable of the DoNoHarm School of Medicine is used as a descriptive analog for many principal preparation programs in America. The…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Experiential Learning, Leadership, Principals
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Pepper, Kaye – Planning and Changing, 2010
The focus of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on accountability created a high stakes educational environment. Although accountability is an important goal, guidance on how schools go about building the capacity to effectively accomplish the goals set in NCLB was not part of the legislation. This article supports the premise that a skillful balance of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Instructional Leadership