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ERIC Number: EJ951047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
How Do School Districts Treat K-12 Principals and Principal Candidates with Online Credentials?
Richardson, Jayson W.; McLeod, Scott; Dikkers, Amy Garrett
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v14 n3 p351-368 2011
This study was designed to understand how school districts treat their current principals and principal candidates who have taken online courses or who have earned online degrees. Through a survey of 105 human resources directors in K-12 schools across the USA, the study found five major themes: (1) districts are reluctant to hire principals with online credentials; (2) principal candidates with online credentials are viewed to be less qualified; (3) candidates with online credentials would be interviewed differently than traditionally prepared candidates; (4) if interested in the candidate, a school district would research the online programme; and (5) if hired, the school leader with online credentials may be required to complete additional on-the-job tasks. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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