ERIC Number: EJ1058936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Get Real--Improve Leadership Learning
Fowler, Gerald L.; Cowden, William K.
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n8 p43-47 May 2015
So what if we just turned every course in our Superintendent's Program into a form of practicum? This question was asked by two former superintendents in response to nationwide calls to reform school leadership training and who found themselves leading a university executive leadership program. It triggered a comprehensive redesign of their framework for leadership training. The authors detail their evolutionary approach and candidate responses to the transformation as well as the bumps and bruises that occurred along the way. The result appears to be a promising and somewhat unconventional approach to preparing future school district level leaders.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, College Programs, Training Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Superintendents, Mentors, Academic Standards, Social Networks, Program Development, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania