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ERIC Number: ED543547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
Key Issue: Improving the Preparation of School and District Leaders
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
In many schools and districts, leaders are lacking the necessary skills and preparation for the roles to which they are assigned. Improving the preparation of school and district leaders prior to hiring or promotion can help schools and districts accomplish the following goals: (1) Meet the growing need for highly qualified leaders; (2) Raise student achievement; (3) Improve teacher quality; (4) Shift expectations of the principal's role from building manager to instructional leader; (5) Train superintendents to lead challenging urban school districts; (6) Decrease principal turnover in high-needs urban environments; (7) Establish a leadership pipeline for districts through principal preparation programs aligned with district needs; (8) Improve district and school leadership to turn around low-performing districts and schools; (9) Lead change; and (10) Provide leadership for school reform. This paper provides several strategies for improving leadership preparation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality