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ERIC Number: EJ923554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Who Moved My Curriculum? Leadership Preparation Programs and the Core Technology of Schools
Doolittle, Gini; Browne, Evelyn Gallagher
Journal of School Leadership, v21 n2 p293-318 Mar 2011
This cross-case study utilizes the publically available data of three urban low-performing, low-socioeconomic-status districts designated as "districts in need of improvement" under No Child Left Behind legislation. Despite multiple interventions aimed at improving student learning, these and other districts remain in corrective action. Critics attribute responsibility for such low-performing schools in part to leadership preparation programs and their failure to prepare leaders who are capable of improving student learning. Current research points to the value of preparation programs focusing on the development of instructional leaders and a curriculum that focuses on improving student achievement (Darling-Hammond, Meyerson, LaPointe, & Orr, 2010). We argue that preparation programs must prepare leaders who can ensure that a well-articulated curriculum aligned to the state standards exists and, more important, is implemented effectively. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey