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ERIC Number: EJ1067222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing, Developing, and Credentialing K-12 School Leaders: Continuous Learning for Professional Roles
Reeves, Patricia; Berry, James E.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v3 n3 Oct-Dec 2008
Professional preparation in educational administration has been a university-based state requirement that oriented aspiring school administrators to the roles of principal or superintendent. Professional and state expectations for preparation, development, and credentialing are shifting as the complexity of leadership and administration has changed. Ongoing professional development, lifetime learning, and the continuous challenge of staying current in the increasingly complex field of education has shifted the sole responsibility of educational administration preparation from universities to a model of continuous training over the course of a professional career. This model includes pre-service preparation by universities and a mix of preparation over the course of one's career by universities and state approved professional associations and third party organizations.
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Credentials, Continuing Education, Management Development, Inservice Education, Training Methods, Principals, Superintendents, Educational Development, Educational Change, Certification, Professional Training, Expectation, Leadership Role, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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