ERIC Number: EJ1123659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Prospective Principals' Openness to Organizational Change and the Education of African American Students
Cooper, Robert; Peebles, Lucretia D.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v3 n2 p121-147 Dec 2008
The purpose of this article is to report the findings of a research study that sought to examine and describe prospective principals? attitudes and perceptions regarding current efforts to transform urban education for the betterment of African American Students. Given the current wave of reforms targeted at schools serving large numbers of African American students is driven by policies emanating from President Bush'?s "No Child Left Behind" legislation, this study focuses on prospective principals? openness to the changes required by this federal legislation. This investigation is an attempt to assess the extent to which a principal preparation program at a large public university in the state of California is meeting its goal of preparing urban school administrators to transform urban education in the state of California. It explores the connection between the beliefs of prospective principals and the support of urban school reform.
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Organizational Change, Administrator Education, Principals, Urban Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A