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ERIC Number: EJ1012956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2155-9635
Lessons Learned in Preparing Principals to Become Instructional Leaders
Gray, David L.; Lewis, Joel P.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v8 n1 p140-143 Mar 2013
Instructional Leadership faculty at the University of South Alabama redesigned their program's curricula between 2004 and 2006 to include new standards for instructional leaders. Seven of eleven public school superintendents in the University's service area signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the College of Education to plan, implement, and evaluate the program. The redesigned program's capstone experience is a full-semester in local schools to give residents opportunities to observe and lead teachers in improving student achievement. Data obtained from surveys and the Leadership Practices Inventory[C] reflect residents' and mentor principals' satisfaction with the program. Forty nine residents in eight cohorts indicated on their end-of-program survey that they wanted more time and interaction with mentor principals. Principals responded to a similar survey statement that they gave residents adequate guidance and ample feedback about job performance. These divergent perceptions will be a focal point for improving the program in the future. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama