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ERIC Number: EJ1145863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Toward Fidelity: Simulation-Based Learning for School Principal Preparation and Professional Development
Shakeshaft, Charol; Becker, Jonathan; Mann, Dale; Reardon, Martin; Robinson, Kerry
Planning and Changing, v44 n1-2 p5-20 2013
The authors describe a simulation-based set of full-motion video scenarios which require students studying educational leadership to make decisions that solve problems presented in "A Year in the Life of a Middle School Principal." The decision points were designed to reflect the proficiencies emphasized in ISLLC [Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium] standards: leadership, supervision, professional development student performance assessment, budgeting, and business, planning, safety, communications and community relations, and professionalism. Student responses to the scenarios, responses of scholars, and responses of sitting principals are compared and analyzed. After feedback from principal-participants, next steps in refining the simulation include adding additional scenarios and decision points, adding new media, undertaking an additional validation study, and "branching" the sequences so the consequences of decisions make less than optimal decisions more immediately apparent.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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