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ERIC Number: EJ913601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Reference Count: 37
Educational Leadership Redesign in Alabama: Deans' Perspectives on Organizational Change
Kochan, Frances K.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v5 n12.8 p507-530 Oct 2010
Principal preparation programs in colleges throughout the country are being initiated and redesigned using diverse models and approaches. Creating change in any organization requires the involvement and support of supervisory personnel in leadership positions. Thus, although supervisory roles in colleges and universities tend to be less direct than those in K-12 and private enterprise (Gornitzka, 1999), the college deans have a strategic role in program redesign within their colleges. This paper describes research the author conducted to examine an educational leadership redesign process as perceived by the deans involved. It begins with an overview of the redesign process nationally, followed by a description of the Alabama initiative. The next section presents the author's perceptions of this effort at her institution. This is followed by a description of the research questions, the data collection and analysis process, and the findings. The paper concludes with a discussion of the findings and implications for the future.
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Instructional Leadership, Deans, Administrator Attitudes, College Programs, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Interviews, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Performance Factors, Barriers, Formative Evaluation, Program Development, Middle Management
University Council for Educational Administration. Web site: http://www.ucea.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama