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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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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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Lawton, Stephen B. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The purpose of this synthesis of the literature on charter school effectiveness is to develop a research agenda on the topic and to propose action that will lead to improved performance of charter schools. To accomplish these goals, background information is first provided including: a definition of charter schools; statistics on charter schools;…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Effective Schools Research, Definitions, Statistical Data
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Hoyle, John R.; Torres, Mario S., Jr. – Planning and Changing, 2008
In the report entitled "Educating School Leaders," Arthur Levine (2005) criticizes leadership preparation programs as "inadequate to appalling," citing, among other issues, the proliferation of off campus programming, the weakening of standards, and an unwillingness to engage in any measure of "systematic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Training, Educational Quality, Program Effectiveness
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Papa, Frank, Jr.; Baxter, Iris A. – Planning and Changing, 2005
There hasn't been enough studies providing systematic, policy-relevant information about the career choices of school leaders and prospective school leaders on which to base some important policy decisions. Here, Papa and Baxter provide information on these issues by analyzing a panel data set of New York State public school employees that…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Career Choice, Labor Market
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Eastwood, Kenneth W.; Tallerico, Marilyn – Planning and Changing, 1990
A recent study of school improvement planning teams in central New York State attempted to capture practicing team members' perspectives and identify and elaborate factors helping or hindering team development or effectiveness. Skill development, adequate time, and strong administrative support are critical to successful team development. (20…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Committees, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Frudden, Sally J.; Manatt, Richard P. – Planning and Changing, 1986
To create an effective performance evaluation system for special education teachers, a cooperative educational unit in New York State reviewed both performance criteria and operational procedures involved with data collection. Using effective teaching literature, the group developed 18 criteria and accompanying descriptors acceptable to teachers.…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Performance
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Soucy, Leo A. – Planning and Changing, 1974
Examines the emerging role of New York State in education and considers the decentralization of the State education agency to a regional level. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Education, Government Role
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Milstein, Mike M.; Burke, William J. – Planning and Changing, 1980
Identified voter attitudes directly affecting voter behavior in fiscal elections, including attitudes about community involvement in policy-making, school community relations, school discipline and the teaching of democracy, present level of spending, and present level of taxes. Perceptions of school quality and social conditions have little…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Community Support