ERIC Number: EJ831160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 17
Designing Principal Preparation Internships to Strengthen School Leadership
Risen, D. Michael; Tripses, Jenny S.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v5 n3 p4-10 Fall 2008
The purpose of this study was to analyze changes made to the design of a principal preparation internship. The study is based in part upon findings of a previous study on internship practices in Illinois administrator preparation programs (Tripses, Philhower, Halverson, Noe, & Morford, 2005) which found discrepancies in the design of internship programs based upon the state standards for principal preparation programs. Revisions were based upon a review of the current literature and faculty analysis of student performance under the previous internship design. Revisions involved clarification of expectations for students through the design of the internship, creation of effective assessments connected to these expectations, and finally employing sound instructional pedagogies to create the kind of leaders American society deserves.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, State Standards, Internship Programs, School Personnel, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Theory Practice Relationship, Mentors, Higher Education, Social Justice, Educational Improvement, Problem Solving, Case Studies, Cooperation, Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois