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ERIC Number: EJ827329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
The Changing Context of K-12 Education Administration: Consequences for Ed.D. Program Design and Delivery
Goldring, Ellen; Schuermann, Patrick
Peabody Journal of Education, v84 n1 p9-43 Jan 2009
This article explores the changing context of school leadership in our nation, a context that requires education leaders who are skilled and knowledgeable with a new set of dispositions to lead complex, diverse, and innovative institutions. The article also discusses recent critiques of existing leadership preparation programs, with emphasis on what has been said about the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees in educational leadership. Data are provided about trends in advanced degree offerings in higher education institutions, and the mission statements of top-ranked graduate programs in education leadership are assessed. Finally, the article discusses the consequences that these trends, critiques, and the changing context of school leadership might have upon the design and delivery of leadership preparation programs for current and aspiring school leaders. (Contains 2 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001