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ERIC Number: EJ930321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
Conceptual Changes in Aspiring School Leaders: Lessons from a University Classroom
Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Asghar, Anila; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica; Welch, Jennifer Roloff
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v6 n4 p83-132 Apr 2011
Scholars and practitioners recognize the significance of improving leadership preparation programs. This longitudinal study (surveys and interviews) investigates how course structure and curricula supports graduate students' learning about content as well as how to attend and facilitate adult development. This paper describes: (a) changes in students' conceptions of how to support adult development, including their new understanding that adults need challenge and support to grow; (b) how course experiences helped them understand theory and practices for supporting adult growth, and (c) how they planned to use practices in their future leadership. This investigation offers insight into how course structure, content, and instruction can support educators' leadership development. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A