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Winkelman, Peg – Planning and Changing, 2012
In this study the discipline of collaborative inquiry is employed to prepare aspiring administrators to lead for equity. Educational leadership students are required to conduct a site-based collaborative inquiry resulting in an Equity Plan signature assignment. As they develop their Equity Plans, emerging leaders also participate in a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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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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Peters, Gary B.; Searby, Linda J. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes an educational leadership course in which students perform action research. The assignment, along with its structure, restraints, directions, and outcomes is described. Student topics are presented in detail, along with the data source used for each project. The authors argue for the utility of action research on school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Change Agents, Educational Change, Training Methods
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Enomoto, Ernestine K. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Given rural school administrators' challenges and the need to support their leadership development, this qualitative study describes how one rural school district delivered professional development through a university-school partnership to prepare its assistant principals for their work. Methods: Eight assistant principals from nine schools…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Management Development, Rural Schools, School Administration
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Sanzo, Karen L. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This study is a content analysis of selected federally funded leadership preparation program evaluation proposals for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 School Leadership Program grants. The United States Department of Education (USDE) began awarding funding in 2002 to develop and implement preparation programs for aspiring and current assistant principals…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, Federal Aid, Content Analysis
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Goldring, Ellen B.; Preston, Courtney; Huff, Jason – Planning and Changing, 2012
In this paper, we present a review of the field of professional development for school leaders. The paper sets out a framework for defining what professional development is, articulates criteria to define "high quality" professional development, and describes goals for professional development. It then critiques the research on…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation
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Carlson, Cameron B. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Recent state policies demand universities restructure principal preparation programs. Mandates, though unfunded, provide an opportunity for universities to engage representative stakeholders who benefit from context specific instruction. This article demonstrates how professors in one research university used collected programmatic information and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Design, Principals
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
As a necessary preliminary for this issue on Illinois' experience with school-university partnerships to provide teacher development opportunities, this article provides a review of the literature relevant to such programs. As the evaluation and assessment have changed over the years since the Eisenhower grants period, the author explains the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This paper presents an array of structural configurations that invite new consideration of the necessary conditions for developing systemic school reform; first by reviewing the current literature, and then by examining thirty-six existing partnerships as structural configurations, an exploratory typology for the analysis of successful…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Systems Approach, College School Cooperation, Models
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article presents findings from multiple years of evaluation of STEM-focused school-university partnerships. In addition to developing the three empirically grounded models of structural partnership configurations for project effectiveness, the CSEP team used these models to examine partnership projects for their characteristic collaborative…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Models
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Haeffele, Lynne; Hood, Lisa; Feldman, Bridget – Planning and Changing, 2011
After several years in which only superficial outcomes measures were used to evaluate grants funded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Illinois State University Center for the Study of Education Policy piloted a new approach by which real project assessment could be embedded in Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) project designs…
Descriptors: Grants, Investment, Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Prusaczyk, Jennifer; Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes how Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) partnered with twelve rural schools with high percentages of students in poverty. SIUC provided faculty development activities featuring the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction, combined with activities to increase math content and to reduce math anxiety for groups of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety
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Leslie, Deborah A. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This case study describes how the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and its Urban Education Institute partnered with each other and with two charter schools and seven Chicago Public Schools. "Tools" were developed to disseminate knowledge and expertise through "models" that allowed…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Hackmann, Donald G.; McCarthy, Martha M. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This study was conducted to develop a demographic profile of full-time educational leadership clinical faculty, to identify their professional responsibilities, and to compare their job satisfaction and perceptions of the educational leadership field with those of tenure-line faculty. Utilizing an online questionnaire, 140 clinical faculty and 755…
Descriptors: Profiles, Demography, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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