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ERIC Number: EJ1173403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-577X
Examining Effective Principal Professional Development through a University-District Sponsored Principals Academy
Boren, David M.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Ray, Nicole C.; Gill, Colin L.; Li, Kuanchen
Educational Practice and Theory, v39 n2 p87-106 Nov 2017
Principal leadership is second only to teacher quality among the most important school-related factors influencing student achievement. As leadership for learning in schools becomes increasingly complex and challenging, principals at every career stage will need better preparation, support, and training. One effective approach to continuous principal improvement is for districts to partner with universities in bringing principals together for professional development in "institutes" or "academies." Employing a basic mixed methods approach, we examined the effectiveness of one long-standing principal institute, the Brigham Young University Principals Academy, a closely coordinated effort between five partnership school districts and the university to support principals. Our analysis revealed four dominant themes that may guide districts and universities as they seek to improve their coordinated efforts to support principals throughout their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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