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ERIC Number: ED475008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-17
Pages: 52
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Designing a Master Program in Educational Leadership: Trends, Reflections, and Conclusions.
Aitken, Art; Bedard, George; Darroch, Amber
This paper presents a dialogue about the current context for educational leadership preparation that draws upon worldwide thought and discussion on the issue. Topics considered include recognition by faculty at the University of Lethbridge that educational leadership has problems in content alignment, relevance, and pedagogy. Research shows that many educational leadership programs at the university level have questionable recruitment and selection practices, a weak knowledge base, a lack of connection to practice, and a lack of attention to education and ethics, among other problems. To address these issues, the University of Lethbridge proposes an educational leadership program that focuses on school leadership from three key perspectives: principals as educators, moral stewards, and community builders. The most profound challenge the faculty faces is moving away from the disciplinary, role-oriented, and administrative "silo" structure, in which subjects are taught in relative isolation from each other, to a more holistic, focused, and integrated preparation of school leaders. Appendices describe provincial leadership initiatives and proposed course content, list Internet resources for educational leadership development programs, present a chart for assessing the faculty's master's program, and provide summary notes on proposed master's programs at various universities. (Contains 73 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada