ERIC Number: EJ813215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Effective Internships: Building Bridges between Theory and Practice
Cunningham, William G.; Sherman, Whitney H.
Educational Forum, v72 n4 p308-318 2008
Growing criticism of existing educational leadership preparation programs seems to focus on a lack of contextual relevancy and instructional leadership. Universities and school districts need to develop more formal, collaborative, long-term relationships focused on the nature of principal preparation, moving beyond acculturation to district norms and irrelevancy to building future leaders' capacity for continuous educational improvement. Educational administration as an applied field demands that we answer key questions regarding the development of effective practitioners.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Internship Programs, Criticism, School Districts, Cultural Relevance, Acculturation, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Socialization, Mentors, College School Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States