ERIC Number: EJ1119345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty Perceptions of Race to the Top Policy Influence on a University-Based Preparation Program Partnership
Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Lochmiller, Chad R.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v11 n3 p272-297 Dec 2016
Florida's Race to the Top (RTTT) competition invited university-district partnerships to compete for funds aimed at improving principal preparation programs. In this article, we report findings from a qualitative case study focused on one program partnership funded by RTTT. Drawing upon interviews with faculty and relevant documents, we conducted a thematic analysis to determine how faculty perceived RTTT, the state, and the district influenced the development of the program. Three themes were identified and suggest that faculty perceived the influence of RTTT was filtered by the state's existing reform priorities. Implications for preparation and directions for future research are provided.
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Interviews, Principals, Influences, State Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Accountability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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