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ERIC Number: ED528119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 207
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-6251-3
The Perceptions of Principals regarding the Effectiveness of Their Preparation Programs in Southeastern United States
Jones, Phyllis M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Arkansas State University
Laser-like attention has been focused on training principals since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, which emphasized student achievement. This dissertation examined the perceptions of principals on how their leadership preparation programs helped them develop the skills necessary to be competent and ultimately successful in their jobs. Additionally, this study investigated the claims that universities have done a below average job of adequately preparing principals to successfully lead schools and that universities are no longer suitable to meet the demanding expectations of principals. Counter to these claims is the notion that it is impossible to determine the effectiveness of the vast number of principal preparation programs across the county or that one program is any better than another. However, all of these educational leadership programs have one goal, which is to recruit and prepare the right individuals to successfully lead our nation's schools. This goal is paramount considering that current research on educational leadership highlights the notion that the school leader is second to the teacher in having the greatest impact on student achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) 13 Critical Success Factors were used to assess what principals should know and be able to do and they served as the dependent variables for this study. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001