ERIC Number: ED332329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Project LEAD Programs in the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Stevenson, Zollie, Jr.
The Project Leadership in Educational Administration Development (LEAD) consists of the emerging leaders program, administrative internships, seminars for effective school leadership, and peer-assisted learning programs. Project LEAD's essence is rooted in the need to understand school environment functions and operations, local impacts of national/global issues, and the District of Columbia's public school system. To assess the program's impact on emerging leaders and administrative interns during the 1988-90 school years, three survey instruments were mailed to 56 participants (33 respondents) and one survey was sent to 15 mentor principals (14 respondents). Research questions asked about participant experiences, numbers of participants, program strengths and weaknesses, effects on participant employment, mentor principal experiences, and how to improve the programs. Findings indicate that Project LEAD is carrying out its professional development and preparation function, but it is too early to determine if the training pays off. Recommendations include continuing the selection of quality faculty facilitators and developing a procedures manual to guide training activities. Appendix A outlines the study's evaluation design elements and timeline. Copies of surveys are given in Appendix B. (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.