ERIC Number: EJ1063558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Preparing Principals as Instructional Leaders: Perceptions of University Faculty, Expert Principals, and Expert Teacher Leaders
Taylor Backor, Karen; Gordon, Stephen P.
NASSP Bulletin, v99 n2 p105-126 Jun 2015
Although research has established links between the principal's instructional leadership and student achievement, there is considerable concern in the literature concerning the capacity of principal preparation programs to prepare instructional leaders. This study interviewed educational leadership faculty as well as expert principals and teacher leaders to determine their perceptions concerning applicant screening; content to be taught, including functions, knowledge, skills, and dispositions; teaching and learning strategies; field experiences; and induction support. The researchers found considerable agreement across the three groups.
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Characteristics, Interviews, Supervision, Administrator Education, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Qualifications, Coding, College Admission, Knowledge Level, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Field Experience Programs, Beginning Principals
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