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ERIC Number: ED454004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Changing the Face of Educational Leadership: A Unique Method of Mentoring Hispanic Doctoral Students.
Menchaca, Velma D.; Estrada, Veronica Lopez; Cavazos, Christina; Ramirez, Diana
The Hispanic Border Leadership Institute (HBLI) is a consortium of six Southwestern universities that promotes the improvement of education for Hispanics at all levels, K-16, particularly on the U.S.-Mexico border. HBLI seeks to bring about systematic change in education by designing new approaches to the doctoral preparation programs of educational leaders. These programs provide relevant leadership and policy training for trustees of public schools and community colleges as well as regents of Southwestern universities, and examine and influence public policy directly impacting Hispanic education in the Southwestern United States. HBLI offers new curricula for leadership preparation at the doctoral level, combined with doctoral fellowships and graduate assistantships of 3-year durations. Besides studying full-time during the academic year and participating in summer institutes and seminars, awardees may also complete internships on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Doctoral fellows are assigned duties as research or teaching assistants at any of the four participating doctoral-granting institutions. Other HBLI activities include a national policy conference, policy publications, presentations by national experts, education of state governmental agencies, network formation, collaboration with other professional associations, and encouragement of systemic change. Experiences of two doctoral students illustrate how their interests are linked with faculty research projects and enumerate the reciprocal rewards resulting from faculty mentoring. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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