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ERIC Number: EJ1024119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-9635
Preparing Principals for Success with English Language Learners: Challenges and Opportunities in Illinois
Reeves, Alison; Van Tuyle, Vicki
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v9 n1 Mar 2014
This paper explores the challenges and opportunities of the English Language Learner (ELL) components of Illinois' new principal preparation legislation [Illinois Public Act 96-0903]. In 2011, Illinois passed Illinois Public Act 96-0903 creating new rules for principal preparation programs requiring institutions or organizations certifying students for the principalship to revise programs to align with the legislation. Illinois Public Act 96-0903 focuses on partnerships with schools districts, rigorous candidate selection, an expanded performance-based internship and required program content. With regard to required program content, Illinois Public Act 96-0903 includes provisions that require principal preparation programs to help candidates meet the needs of a few specific populations including English language learners, students with disabilities or 504 plans, and gifted students. Through a review of the English language learner provisions of a newly redesigned principal preparation program at Downstate University, the implications for program implementation and policy are explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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