ERIC Number: EJ824131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Rethinking Leadership Preparation: Focus on Faculty Learning Communities
Cambron-McCabe, Nelda H.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v2 n4 p285-298 Dec 2003
Demands continue for the reform of educational administration preparation programs. Attention typically focuses on the knowledge base, its foundation and relationship with the field. This article raises the pivotal issue of faculty learning through conversation and its role in the development of core purpose to frame the reconsideration of leadership. Insights gained from wide-ranging preparation reform efforts are used to talk about the nature of meaningful conversations and behaviors that lead to "learning to learn" together. Through conversation, existing assumptions, beliefs, and practices can be questioned to create new conceptions of the core purpose in leadership preparation programs.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Discourse Communities, Leadership Training, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Connected Discourse, Discourse Modes, Persuasive Discourse, Perspective Taking, Agenda Setting, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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