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ERIC Number: ED547822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 97
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-3639-6
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the New Jersey Leaders to Leaders Induction Program: A Case Study
Parent, Michael
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
Since the publication of the groundbreaking 1983 report A Nation At Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform and the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2001, America's public schools have undergone dramatic changes. These significant changes have required school administrators to be more of an educational leader to students and staff, and parents and community members, while also managing the traditional facets of school leadership - budgets, facilities, and contractual boundaries. In response to these impositions, school administrator preparation standards--and induction programs--have been designed by states and districts in an attempt to meet the requirements of the modern administrator. Yet, there is very little research dedicated to examining the success of such programs. In January, 2004, The New Jersey State Legislature adopted NJ 6A: 9-3.4; which states that Principal licensure candidates were required to enroll in and successfully complete a two-year induction program known as New Jersey Leaders to Leaders (NJ L2L). Since then, hundreds of New Jersey administrator in their first two years of service have completed the NJ L2L program. The purpose of this study is to determine if the NJ L2L program has effectively met their stated aims and goals for leaders' professional growth and school leadership knowledge, skills, and practices in the areas of instruction, data collection, budgeting, technology, and facilities, and if the program was effective for NJ L2L Residents. This study surveyed 300 former NJ L2L Residents using a researcher-created Liken style survey. Because there is such little research related to the examination of administrator in-service preparation programs, this study will add to the body of empirical research on the topic. Furthermore, only one other study has examined any aspect of the NJ L2L program. Thus, this study will also add to the research available on New Jersey's administrator induction program. [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: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001