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ERIC Number: EJ1071425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Walking the Talk: Educational Administration Candidates' Espoused and Observed Dispositions
Keiser, Kay; Smith, Peter
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n4 Oct-Dec 2009
In this article, teachers who seek a career as a school administrator envision their leadership will be transformational and charismatic, yet they are often surprised by the conflict and confrontation that is an inevitable part of school administration. This disconnect between the ideal of the vision and the reality often produces disappointment and shock. Therefore, it is imperative for those who prepare administrators to assess and encourage the development of these dispositions in a deliberate, sequential manner by assessments using the Administrator Dispositions Index (ADI) and the EDAD Follow-Up Survey (FUS) supervisors of practicum candidates can assess candidates' readiness to be school leaders. The experiences in building relationships, which happen within the schools and are reflected upon in the university, encourage candidates to live their leadership philosophy and walk the talk of their beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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