ERIC Number: ED480938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Leading Change in Principal Development: Notes for the Field.
Bingham, C. Steven; Gottfried, Susan
This document is a practical guide for designing principal-development programs. The target audience includes individuals involved in the design and implementation of principal-preparation and development programs, particularly at the school-district level. Chapter 1, "The Call for New School Leaders and Leadership Development," expresses the need for changing principal-development programs. Chapter 2, "A Brief History of the Duval County-SERVE Leadership Program," describes one particular program. Chapter 3, "Design and Management," presents considerations of the program plan, program content, and resources. Chapter 4, "Participants," examines issues of who will participate and how they will be recruited and selected. Chapter 5, "Content," describes a particular course of study adapted for a principal-preparation program. Chapter 6, "Delivery," examines various techniques that program planners can consider for presenting content to participants. Chapter 7, "Logistics," presents issues related to site, scheduling, materials, and communication. Chapter 8, "Evaluation," considers ways to determine the merit of a principal-development program as it relates to regulatory issues, participant growth, and school improvement. Chapter 9, "Lessons Learned," presents key points from the Duval County-SERVE program, along with other key practices. Each chapter contains guiding questions for program developers that imply a general framework while the answers provide site-specific details. (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Assistant Principals, Beginning Principals, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Education Courses, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development, Occupational Information, Principals, Program Content, Program Design, Recruitment, School Administration
Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), P.O. Box 5367, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 336-315-7400; Tel: 800-755-3277 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-315-7457; Web site: http://www.serve.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.