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ERIC Number: EJ838660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Meeting the Needs: A Best Practice "Grow Your Own" School Leader Program
Gutmore, Daniel; Gutmore, Rosemarie Fernicola; Strobert, Barbara
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v6 n1 p33-39 Spr 2009
Interest in the preparation of principals and vice principals continues to be in the forefront of discussion about reformation of America's public schools. The current discussion is particularly important because of evolving and definitive insights derived from recent research on effective leadership practices, as well as criticisms of and recommendations for revisions of university school administration preparation programs. This article describes a partnership between one university and a large, urban public school district designed to help create a pipeline of future administrators for the school district located in New Jersey (NJ). The program for the preparation of school administrators addressed some universal criticisms of principal preparation programs and it provided a necessary focus on research-based leadership practices. This article presents an overview of a model, where school administrators from one urban district worked with university faculty, designed to build internal district leadership capacity through a job-embedded program that met the needs of the Newark, NJ public school system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey