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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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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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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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Ärlestig, Helene – Planning and Changing, 2012
Effective integration of learning and practice continues to remain a challenge in leadership preparation. This paper describes a learning module used in a course within the Swedish National Principal Training Program and how it attempts to bridge learning with practice. In this course, each participant conducted a study in a school with the…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions
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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