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ERIC Number: EJ1083098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Strengthening a Principal Preparation Internship by Focusing on Diversity Issues
Figueiredo-Brown, Regina; Ringler, Marjorie Campo; James, Mandi
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v10 n2 p36-52 Nov 2015
This study discusses East Carolina University's (ECU) preparation program and its emphasis on the study and application of diversity throughout the internship. ECU's comprehensive internship provided candidates time to apply theory and knowledge about school leadership and diversity topics addressed on a monthly basis at internship seminars. A qualitative analysis of interns' reflections about their learning and experiences suggested that the focus on diversity was beneficial. Findings indicated learning about diversity throughout the internship opened opportunities for interns to work with students, parents and staff with a new found knowledge of diversity learned by attending lectures by scholars in various diversity topics and engaging in dialogue with principals about diversity topics. Principal preparation faculty realized the importance of selecting engaging presenters to encourage interns to embrace learning about a topic and the need for continual learning about diversity issues that affect the university's service region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina