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ERIC Number: ED566547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 138
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-6238-7
Investigation of the Professional Development Needs of New York City Assistant Principals
Pate, Miatheresa S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Sage Graduate School
Understanding the professional development needs of assistant principals is a key component in ensuring that schools are successful. This study provided the opportunity to investigate the professional development needs of New York City assistant principals. Assistant principals have been cited in educational research as feeling unprepared for their leadership role, noting a lack of training that specifically targets their daily tasks. In order to address this challenge and take action, the researcher used an interview process that was semi-structured to collect data from twelve participants. The study focused on three questions: 1. How does the professional development for assistant principals address their instructional supervisory needs? 2. How has professional development prepared assistant principals to observe and provide feedback? 3. How do assistant principals perceive their role as instructional leaders within their school? Overall, this study isolated several key findings, including assistant principals' need to engage in professional learning experiences that yield resources applicable to their role. Additionally, assistant principals need to engage in professional learning that enhances their professional practice. Moreover, assistant principals need to engage in professional learning that promotes self-reflection, resulting in the deepening of their understanding of instructional supervision. As a final point of discovery, professional learning must also focus on supporting assistant principals as they navigate their multi-faceted roles. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)