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ERIC Number: EJ821157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
The Kentucky Principalship: Model of School Leadership Reconfigured by ISLLC "Standards" and Reform Policy Implementation
Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Fusarelli, Bonnie Johnson
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v4 n2 p127-156 Jun 2005
This article provides perspectives about influences on the principalship following a state's 1998 adoption--without modification--of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium "Standards for School Leaders". Using literature about reconceptualizing school leadership as the framework, the paper summarizes changes in state-regulated administrator certification, state-approved preservice preparation, state-mandated first-year induction of new principals, and district-designed administrator performance evaluation that have occurred since adoption of the "Standards". Perspectives about policy and contextual issues that challenge and enhance opportunities for Kentucky to achieve its goal of reshaping administrative practice are shared. Recommendations for future research about the implementation of the "Standards" include (a) studies about the practice of contemporary school leadership, (b) longitudinal and cross-case inquiries about implementation, and (c) explorations of the influences of school leadership on student performance through backward mapping to principal preparation.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky