ERIC Number: ED428059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-27
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Educational Leadership Preparation for School Improvement.
Toth, F. D.; Good, J. W.; DuCharme, A.; Dixey, B.
This paper describes the design and implementation of a graduate program delivery model in educational leadership with a curriculum collaboratively developed by a university and a high school. The goal of the program was to build faculty capacity at the high school by designing and implementing a graduate program around the school improvement plan. Collaboration was necessary at each step, from conducting needs assessment, to enrolling students, to designing the work each semester. Implemented during spring 1998, the program has a cohort of high school staff members enrolled in graduate study at the master's and specialist levels in three majors, one of which is educational leadership. The program is delivered on the participating school's campus. Only graduate students employed at the participating school are enrolled in the program. This paper describes the concept and program goals, collaborative agreements for responsibility, support from the university and the school, and the model developed for enhancing and sustaining faculty capacity for school improvement. The paper also describes the supporting research, needs assessment results, graduate curriculum development and implementation, lessons learned for higher education, evaluation plan, and proposed actions for dissemination. Though there were barriers to program success, leadership from the university and the school prevailed in securing a graduate program on the high school campus. (Contains 8 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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