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ERIC Number: EJ1016259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-9635
Action Research: A Tool for Promoting Faculty Development and Continuous Improvement in Leadership Preparation
Carver, Cynthia L.; Klein, C. Suzanne
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v8 n2 p162-177 Oct 2013
This paper introduces the use of action research to examine the content and outcomes of university-based leadership preparation programs. Using examples drawn from an ongoing action research project with candidates in a master's level principal preparation program, we demonstrate how the collection and analysis of candidate's written reflections, completed as part of required coursework, informs our work as university faculty and supports a cycle of continuous program improvement. Over the years, action research has become a common strategy for professional learning in teacher education. The use of action research to study leadership development remains uncommon, however, especially among leadership educators. This study offers a new and promising approach to examining the preparation of school leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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