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ERIC Number: EJ1123999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Utilizing Professional Learning Community Concepts and Social Networking for State Advocacy: The Arkansas Case
Albritton, Shelly; Chadwick, Mona; Bangs, David; Holt, Carleton; Longing, Jeff; Duyar, Ibrihim
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v11 n2 p40-50 Dec 2016
This article provides an overview of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) state affiliate, Arkansas Professors of Educational Administration's (ARPEA), activities, accomplishments, and advocacy efforts. Faced with numerous changes being implemented in education in the state, it became imperative for ARPEA's Executive Board to overcome barriers standing in the way of sharing information in a timely manner, developing a collective viewpoint, and advocating on behalf of the state's leadership preparation programs. As with most state affiliates, geographical distance between institutions, finding common time to meet regularly, and learning collectively about state-wide issues constituted the a need for preservice programs to develop a unified voice. ARPEA began to take advantage of social networking technologies and professional learning community practices on a statewide level. ARPEA began using an online meeting system to build collegial relationship with one another, to provide representation on department of education/state association committees/ad hoc tasks forces, and to collectively advocate for the state's leadership preparation programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A