ERIC Number: ED424671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
A Profile of the Leadership Needs of Charter School Founders.
This report presents the research and development undertaken in the first year of a 3-year project to develop a Model Leadership Training Program for charter-school founders. The report provides detailed descriptions and analysis of charter schools' leadership needs and what is required to found and sustain a successful charter school. The text describes the study's context and methodology, current research, a pre- inventory, design team recommendations, and academy experience. The report concludes that charter-school leadership needs can be outlined in five core content areas: startup logistics and curriculum and assessment; leadership needs that vary according to school type; leadership needs that change radically during organizational transitions; the ability to develop a shared organizational vision and the training methods and styles used to communicate information to charter-school founders. Six appendices feature a charter-school pre-inventory application, evaluation forms, and other information. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, School Administration
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.