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ERIC Number: ED570399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3397-9664-2
The Effectiveness of the Ohio School Leadership Institute
Denecker, Gregory J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Findlay
Superintendents are the leaders of school districts across the nation, but very few states offer any type of formal leadership development once a person attains the superintendent position. During the 2014-2015 school year, 28 superintendents across the state of Ohio were chosen to participate in the Ohio School Leadership Institute (OSLI), which is a cohort sponsored by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and is facilitated by the Center for Creative Leadership Studies based out of North Carolina. The cohort met over the course of the school year in four different sessions for two and a half days each. The institute's goals are for superintendents to become aware of and hone their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to leadership styles and behavior. The leadership institute also purports to build an ongoing collegial network in the cohort. Despite these claims, the OSLI program has yet to be studied for its effectiveness and for possible replication of the program to states nationwide. This research will point out the scarcity of programs in place nationwide for practicing superintendents to be engaged in a formal leadership program and the potential for programs such as OSLI, which blends leadership theory with practice. [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: Ohio