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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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Davis, Stephen H.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article provides an overview of the contexts, the key features, and the evidentiary data--the criteria regarding candidates to engage in administrative work--for five innovative principal preparation programs. Short case studies and cross-case analysis of the sample programs are used to provide thorough descriptions. The five programs in fact…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Design, Case Studies
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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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Huang, Tiedan; Beachum, Floyd D.; White, George P.; Kaimal, Girija; FitzGerald, Anne Marie; Reed, Peter – Planning and Changing, 2012
Extant research, though limited in quantity, increasingly demonstrates the critical connection between quality preparation experience, candidates' leadership capacity, and their subsequent instructional and transformation leadership practices. Using mixed methods, this study builds on the current knowledge base and aims to further verify the link…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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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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Korach, Susan – Planning and Changing, 2012
In the globalized and technological world in which we now live, school leaders must be prepared to engage in complex and interdependent systems. Hierarchical power and authority will not provide the leader with the capacity to challenge people and systems to adapt and change to the emerging needs of students from differing social, political, and…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education, Individual Differences
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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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Boske, Christa – Planning and Changing, 2012
Despite the dramatic shift in demographics occurring within public schools, there is scarce 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 justice oriented…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Public Schools, Transformative Learning, Leadership Training
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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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Dotger, Benjamin; Alger, Amanda – Planning and Changing, 2012
Clinical simulations provide opportunities for novice school leaders to synthesize and enact their professional knowledge, decision-making approaches, and skills in an authentic, challenging environment. This article outlines the use of clinical simulations and standardized individuals to enhance and extend the preparation of novice school…
Descriptors: Simulation, Interaction, Parent School Relationship, Administrator Education
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Israel, Marla S.; Fine, Janis – Planning and Changing, 2012
Today's principal requires a deep understanding of curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, and intercultural sensitivity to ensure improved student outcomes. To develop this broadened expertise in its principal preparation program, the educational leadership faculty needed to move beyond their comfort zone. In response to Illinois…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Bartee, RoSusan D. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes the Principal Corps initiative at the University of Mississippi, its context as a reaction and hopeful solution to public criticism, such as Levine's, of school leadership and school leadership programs. The Principal Corps is the result of a redesign; this holistic redesign is research-based and uses multiple delivery…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Holistic Approach, Cooperation, Internship Programs
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