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ERIC Number: ED435118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessment of an Aspiring Leaders Development Program.
Alao, Solomon; Wright, Henrietta; Newton, Vera
This paper describes a program designed to support aspiring educational leaders' leadership competence, autonomy, relatedness, and leadership motivation. It also discusses the New Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards. To assess the extent to which the program achieved its goals, 27 aspiring leaders, all of whom are black, completed a newly developed Aspiring Leaders Development Questionnaire (ALDQ) and also answered open-ended questions. The ALDQ's 42 questions and items assessed students' perceptions of the different aspects of the Aspiring Leaders Development Program (ALDP), as well as their leadership motivation. The results show that the participants' leadership competence, autonomy, relatedness, and motivation were all positively correlated with each other. The strongest predictors of educational leadership motivation were social- relatedness, leadership competence, and autonomy, respectively. ALDP supported students' competence, autonomy, relatedness, leadership motivation, and knowledge of ISLLC standards. This strengthens the theory that social contexts that accompany a leader's leadership competence, autonomy, and relatedness will activate the leader's intrinsic leadership motivation. Communication and financial support services were the identified weakness. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for improving the ALDP and the program's ability to prepare aspiring educational leaders for licensure. The entire ALDQ appears at the end of the paper. (Contains 12 figures/tables.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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