ERIC Number: EJ831291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 6
A Statewide Collaborative Effort to Create School Leadership that Supports Learning
Waddle, Jerry L.; Murphy, Carole H.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v4 n2 p13-19 Sum 2007
With the evidence that improved leadership in schools produces increased student learning and with the accountability demands of No Child Left Behind and the Missouri School Improvement Program, it is imperative that school leaders in Missouri be prepared to support student learning at its highest level. Therefore, Missouri has made a substantial effort to pull many of the stakeholders together to work collaboratively in providing support for school leaders that will positively impact learning for all students. This collaborative effort is largely a result of efforts by the State Action for Education Leadership Project, Missouri Consortium (SAELP). The consortium was funded through a grant from the Wallace Foundation and began its work in 2001 under the coordination of the Leadership Academy, a division within the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The vision of SAELP was "to collaboratively create the future for school leaders" and the mission was "to positively impact student performance by inspiring and developing highly effective school leaders." By sharing the structure of this Missouri effort, the authors provide information as to how the different educational groups in a state can come together to improve the quality of their present and future school leaders.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, State Action, Improvement Programs, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Consortia, Instructional Leadership, Statewide Planning, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Management Development, Cooperative Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001