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ERIC Number: EJ875410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
The Role of Accountability Policies and Alternative Certification on Principals' Perceptions of Leadership Preparation
Militello, Matthew; Gajda, Rebecca; Bowers, Alex J.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v4 n3 p30-66 Nov 2009
This study reports on findings from a survey of Massachusetts' school principals that examined their perceptions of the nature and quality of certification programs. Results indicate that "when" participants were certified (pre or post NCLB) and "where" they were certified (public, private, alternative programs) has a significant influence on the perceived content and quality of their preparation. These findings reveal that accountability measures may have led to changes in the content and structure of principal preparation programs over time and suggest a need for state standards that influence the development, delivery, and evaluation of principal preparation programs to reflect the requisite skills principals need and want in the 21st century. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001