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ERIC Number: ED417183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-8
Pages: 20
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Singing from the Same Sheet: Collaborative Efforts for Leadership Development.
Bradshaw, Lynn K.; Buckner, Kermit; Hopkins, Peggy
This paper describes a collaborative model for assessing and developing leadership skills in school administrators. Representatives of East Carolina University's (ECU-North Carolina) School of Education and local school districts collaborated to identify future leaders, assess their leadership skills, and provide continual development. The pilot effort involved three school districts, ECU, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Early activities and future plans include: (1) creating preconditions for collaborative assessment and development (linked organizational objectives fostering mutual goal attainment, comprehensive preassessment of valued commodities, organizational values promoting interdependence, environmental scanning and strategic planning, and administrative commitment, knowledge, and support); (2) defining the problem (supporting local school district leadership efforts, strengthening university preparation programs, and strengthening field experiences and internships for Master's in School Administration (MSA) students and mentors); (3) setting the direction (developing pools of trained assessors and mentors, developing a process for assessing students' leadership skills, and expanding collaborative efforts); and (4) structuring the assessment center. Currently, 36 MSA students and new assistant principals have participated in 6 assessment centers. These school leaders have opportunities to participate in leadership development activities sponsored by the consortium. School districts are responsible for most of the ongoing professional development of school leaders. Administrators share the responsibility for their own staff development and the development of others. Staff development standards (context, process, and content) provide a framework for evaluating the results of this staff development. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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