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ERIC Number: EJ1120645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Instructional Leadership Programs in Alabama: Results of a Survey of Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership
Gurley, D. Keith; Mendiola, Brenda
Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, v3 p1-14 Sep 2016
During a collegial conversation between faculty members who attended the annual fall conference of the Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, faculty members posed many questions about how the Instructional Leadership programs for which they worked compared across the state. In the winter of 2015, researchers surveyed faculty members from each of the 13 universities in Alabama that offer certification programs (Class A, Class AA) in Instructional Leadership. Survey results provide an overview of program structures across institutions and served to compile the answers to many of the questions posed during the faculty discussion. Faculty respondents provided feedback regarding program structure and expectations as well as perception data relative to program strengths and challenges. While many features of Instructional Leadership programs are similar, notably, structure and expectations of the residency required for the Class A certificate vary widely across institutions. Faculty perception data point to various program strengths, especially whichever delivery model (online v. face-to-face) their particular program has adopted. Implications for repeated survey administration are presented, as well as potential topics for future inquiry.
Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Administration. P.O. Box 8368, Dothan, AL 36304. Tel: 334-983-6556 ext. 1-350; Fax: 334-556-1053; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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