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ERIC Number: EJ1148931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
The Frequency of Assistant Principal Coursework in Educational Leadership Programs
James, Stephanie
Research in Higher Education Journal, v32 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the assistant principalship is addressed in educational leadership program curricula through coursework in state-approved programs operating in a southern state in the United States. A survey was administered to Educational Leadership program directors, and gaps were found between what directors indicated on the survey and the course offering in their programs. The majority of directors indicated a need for an AP course in Educational Leadership programs, however, survey results revealed that an AP course is not required in any participant's program and is only offered as an elective course in one of the programs. Educational Leadership faculty members looking to develop a new program or redesign their current program may look to explore offering a formal "assistant principal" course in the curriculum for the value that it adds for various program stakeholders. [This article appears in the v32 Jun 2017 issue of the journal, an editorial error cites v31 Jun 2017 on this PDF.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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