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ERIC Number: EJ942574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
Leading Change to Improve Student Achievement: Novice Leaders Take the Reins
Brazer, S. David; Bauer, Scott C.
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v5 n2 p168-187 Sum 2011
This article addresses the effects of education leadership candidates' experiences taking a non-traditional research course in which they identify a specific instructional performance gap in their school sites, then engage in action research, consult published literature, and develop an action plan to address the gap. Candidates are required to implement these plans during their internships. Three case studies assess the effects of this research course. Findings indicate that candidates were influenced by the course in various ways, yet the challenges of leading change without formal authority are great. Implications are that there is high potential for such a research course to help prospective and practicing leaders learn how to lead collaboratively to improve student and school performance. (Contains 1 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia