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ERIC Number: ED554838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 212
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-1799-9
The Impact of an Urban Charter School Leadership Training Program on Participants
Perry, Jack Lamar
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Southern Connecticut State University
This study explored the experiences, perspectives, and recommendations of participants in a charter school training program in order to gauge whether the training adequately prepared them for charter school leadership. Charter school leaders are prepared for leadership by university programs, non-profit programs, and charter schools themselves. A review of the literature revealed that researchers have given little theoretical attention to the effectiveness of charter school leadership programs (Bloomberg, Berman, Wohlstetter, and Smith (2008); Campbell and Grubb (2008). An examination of studies conducted revealed that the success of these programs varies. In fact, some studies argue that preparation programs are not meeting the expectation of preparing tomorrow's leaders (Levine, 2005). Analysis of the quantitative data did not show any significant differences on any of the six leadership characteristic subscales when comparing demographic information. However, the results yielded a significant difference on three subscales when comparing charter school participants who hold administrative positions in a charter school and those that do not. Review of the qualitative data produced recurring themes in response to the open ended questions in section three of the survey that reflect the participants' perceptions of the strengths and limitations of the charter school leadership preparation program. The most notable connections are in the quantitative areas of management and context and the qualitative theme of strategic management and the sub theme territory assistance. The study was limited to one charter school leadership training program despite the existence of several programs preparing leaders for charter school leadership, and due to the small size, it will not be possible to generalize to all leadership preparation programs or even all charter school leadership preparation programs. Future research might focus on the examination of multiple programs and how well participants believe they are prepared for charter school leadership. [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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