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ERIC Number: EJ1013000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-2155-9635
Alternative Administrative Certification: Socializing Factors Influencing Program Choice
Bickmore, Dana L.; Bickmore, Steven T.; Raines, Sarah
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v8 n1 p72-92 Mar 2013
This study used an organizational socialization lens to examine factors influencing participants' decision to pursue the principalship and choice to engage in an alternate administration certification program. Through an analysis of participant focus groups and interviews, factors emerged from the codes that were compared with dimensions of a socialization framework. A key finding is the intersection of socializing factors that influenced participants' decisions to pursue the principalship and their choice to pursue an alternative preparation program. Two factors that influenced their decision to pursue the principalship, internal processes related to seeing themselves as change agents and their image of the role of the principal as a vehicle for impacting educational outcomes, connected with the innovative organizational/contextual philosophy of the alternate preparation program. This intersection had a major influence in how these aspiring principals came to pursue this alternate principal preparation program. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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