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ERIC Number: ED481619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
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Reculturing Educational Leadership: The ISLLC Standards Ten Years Out.
Murphy, Joseph
Over the last 25 years, the field of school administration has experienced turmoil as it has struggled to grow out of its adolescence. A good deal of energy has been invested in coming to grips with the question of what ideas should shape school administration. This paper chronicles the role of one of the most significant reshaping initiatives to appear in the profession in recent times, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and outlines the design of its change engine, the ISLLC Standards for School Leaders. Although there is, by necessity, a bit of history in the narrative, this paper is not a historical account. Rather it is an analysis of a concerted effort to rebuild the foundations of school administration, both within the practice and academic domains of the profession. After a brief note on the formation of ISLLC, the paper discusses two topics: (1) exposing the scaffolding that supports the standards; and (2) addressing critiques that have been directed at the standards and their use in the rebuilding process. The paper contains two tables titled "A Typical Masters of School Administration Program" and "The ISLLC Principles and Standards." (Contains 182 references.) (Author/WFA)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Fairfax, VA.