ERIC Number: ED413286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
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Being Proactive To Meet the Needs of an Urban School District: A Consortium Approach to Preparing School Administrators.
Didham, Cheryl K.; Drake, Daniel D.; Cosiano, Patrick F.
The Leadership Preparation Program, created in the last 1980s, is a consortium of area colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio providing staff development activities for assistant principals in the Cleveland City School district. In the summer of 1995, the first cohort of 30 teachers was conducted by the Cleveland (Ohio) City Schools and major participating institutions of higher education (IHE)--Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and Kent State University--the 2.5 year program provides a masters degree and licensure for Cleveland city teachers accepted into it; the third cohort will begin in the fall of 1997. Courses are co-taught by an instructor from the IHE and a qualified school administrator either on-site at a Cleveland school or at one of the college campuses. Courses are designed to prepare participants to be effective principals or assistant principals at elementary, middle, or secondary levels. Woven throughout all of the courses are the themes of technology, cultural diversity, action research, current literature/research findings, data-driven decision making, and adult development. Students from the first cohort have already been hired to administrative positions within the Cleveland City Schools. A brochure, "Master Your Future in the Cleveland Public Schools," is attached. (ND)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Assistant Principals, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Masters Programs, Partnerships in Education, Principals, School Administration, School Districts, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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