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ERIC Number: ED377558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-20
Pages: 14
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The Application of the Knowledge Base in the Preparation of School Leaders.
Reynolds, Janice Carner
This paper presents an overview of literature and research on the effective preparation of school leaders. Recent research has called for greater collaboration among stakeholders and effective internships. Another way to deliver performance-based preparation is through the use of assessment centers, a validated process for measuring an aspiring administrator's skills for job-related activities necessary to administrative positions. The paper describes various activities conducted by assessment centers and the administrator-preparation program at Central Missouri State University. The program integrated the 12 dimensions of school leadership as defined by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Assessment Center and the 21 domains as defined by the National Commission for the Principalship into its knowledge base. It also included a meaningful internship experience and a 15-hour seminar. Participating students reported that the program prepared them to cope with the predicaments they encountered as principals. Participants also performed exceedingly well in relation to other aspiring principals in the NASSP Assessment Center process. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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