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ERIC Number: ED533668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Policy and Resource Supports for Exemplary Principal Preparation and Development Programs: Findings from the School Leadership Study. School Leadership Study: Developing Successful Principals
Cohen, Carol; Darling-Hammond, Linda; LaPointe, Michelle
Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration (San Antonio, TX, Nov 10, 2006)
This paper offers highlights from the final report of Stanford's School Leadership Study, which should be available in January 2007. It discusses various policy and resource factors that enhance or impede the implementation of exemplary programs that develop and support principals. Among the research questions that guided this study were a set that dealt with resources and supports for exemplary programs: (1) What state, district, and institutional policies foster the development of exemplary programs? How are they supported politically, organizationally, and financially?; (2) How do state and district financing policies shape the configuration of professional development programs available to support school leaders?; and (3) What does it cost to provide an exemplary professional development program? First, the authors discuss the landscape of state policies and state investments in leadership development. Second, they explore the costs of these programs and their revenue sources. Finally, they discuss implications for other organizations that wish to create or sustain development programs for principals. The authors hope that this exploration of resources and supports for exemplary programs will illuminate the creation and implementation of leadership development programs for organizations seeking to enhance their supports for school leaders. (Contains 2 figures, 5 tables and 9 footnotes.) [This paper was commissioned by The Wallace Foundation. For the main report, "Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World: Lessons from Exemplary Leadership Development Programs. School Leadership Study. Final Report," see ED533003.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Educational Leadership Institute (SELI); Finance Project
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Kentucky; Mississippi; New York; North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series