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ERIC Number: EJ914933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
State of the States: The Search for Ways to Improve Instructional Leadership Zeroes in on 6 Policy Areas
Augustine, Catherine; Russell, Jennifer
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n2 p30-35 Apr 2010
Through its engagement with grantees on initiatives to improve school leadership, The Wallace Foundation came to recognize the important role that state organizations play in advancing effective leadership in districts and schools as well as the importance of coordination among state- and district-level policies. The authors have recently concluded a study for The Wallace Foundation on the role of cohesive leadership systems--that is, policies and initiatives that are well coordinated across the state and between the state and its districts (Augustine et al., 2009). State-level organizations sought to improve school leadership in six policy arenas: (1) Leadership standards; (2) Licensure policies; (3) Preservice programs; (4) Professional development; (5) Leader evaluations; and (6) Improvement of conditions for school leaders. States' actions across the six policy areas demonstrate that the state can play a critical role in improving school leadership. Also, some states are taking actions in arenas once dominated by districts. Recommendations for state-level organizations are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Missouri; Oregon; Rhode Island