ERIC Number: ED440460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
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Escaping from the Service Delivery Model in Educational Leadership Preparation: Focusing Instruction on Performance.
Cox, Hilda S.; Biance, Michael C.; Herrington, Carolyn D.
This paper describes the development of the program in Educational Leadership/Administration at Florida State University (FSU). It outlines the importance of leadership skills for aspiring administrators and emphasizes the belief that the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for leadership in today's schools formally begin upon entry into a master's degree program and extends through programs of study, district-level training, on-the-job experiences, and advanced-degree programs. The program at FSU is a competency-based program that involves six major facets, such as the alignment of curriculum to ensure coverage of essential skills, knowledge, attitudes, and abilities; the opportunity for continual learning experiences; and the implementation of a portfolio. The article describes the preparation in reforming the leadership program and how the program goals were cross-referenced to the competencies of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination and the Florida Principal Competencies. It outlines a model that was followed in revising the program and gives details on the alignment of the curriculum, the master's degree program, performance portfolios, competency-based assessment, and various components of a leadership-development plan. An appendix lists the alignment of course indicators, Florida Educational Leadership Competencies, Florida Principal Competencies, and field experiences. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida