ERIC Number: EJ1146703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
From Partnership Formation to Collaboration: Developing a State Mandated University-Multidistrict Partnership to Design a PK-12 Principal Preparation Program in a Rural Service Area
Carlson, Cameron B.
Planning and Changing, v43 n3-4 p363-375 2012
Recent state policies demand universities restructure principal preparation programs. Mandates, though unfunded, provide an opportunity for universities to engage representative stakeholders who benefit from context specific instruction. This article demonstrates how professors in one research university used collected programmatic information and surveys to invite representative partners to participate in the design process. This article utilizes Barnett, Hall, Berg and Camarena's (1999) levels of involvement framework to discuss how principal preparation program faculty moved from formation toward a collaborative partnership within one academic year. This article concludes with potential next steps where research may inform practice, namely providing rural school administrators opportunities for ongoing professional development and an increased programmatic focus on community engagement.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Design, Principals, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, School Districts, Outreach Programs, Data Collection, Alignment (Education), Educational Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, College Programs, College Faculty, Likert Scales, Administrator Surveys, Rural Areas
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: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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