ERIC Number: ED465220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Portfolios for Professional Growth and Documenting ISLLC Standards.
Stader, David L.; Neely, Robert O.
Portfolios for preservice teachers have become commonplace. However, their use in administrator training programs has met with resistance because of problems inherent in portfolio design and the fact that they are difficult to assess. A portfolio design is suggested in this paper that consists of a leadership framework and a belief matrix. The leadership framework is composed of eight paragraphs designed to communicate the intended message succinctly: (1) philosophy of education; (2) philosophy of leadership; (3) vision for teaching and learning; (4) vision for teachers; (5) vision for the organization; (6) vision for school improvement; (7) vision for professional growth; and (8) vision for developing professional learning communities. The belief matrix contributes to the students' ability to reflect upon their dispositions and to express them succinctly. The matrix can be tailored to the strengths and skills of the individual candidate or tailored to a specific job description. The standards section is organized around performance activities or experiences that demonstrate International Educational Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and/or Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards. The portfolio concept lends itself well to the challenges of assessing students in principal preparation programs in ways that are authentic and job-embedded. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (15th, Cincinnati, OH, November 2-4, 2001).