ERIC Number: ED427074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Integrating Curriculum and Instruction: Administrative Practice To Create New Educational Leaders.
Klotz, Jack; Whiting, Melissa
An instructional component was developed for a Master's degree preparatory program in educational administration that was designed around cohort student groups and cohort teaching. The cohort teaching block was developed for the instructional block on the "Principal as Instructional Leader" to include professors from educational administration and curriculum and instruction. Textbooks and class content were selected to enhance the ability of instructional leaders to articulate theories that motivate the approaches they encourage their own staffs to embrace. The integrated interaction of the cohort teachers also models the nature of the topics covered in class. The interaction between the instructors demonstrates that different areas of expertise can be used for problem solving. Effective schools' research and expectancy theory are used in the course in discussions of the principal's role. The instructors also examine the classes from the standpoint of researchers, assessing growth in student attitudes and knowledge. Four appendixes contain documents used in the course, including a discussion of a principal's leadership platform, a summary of principles of instructional leadership, some effective teaching research findings, and a discussion of what principals should know. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).