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ERIC Number: EJ958777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
Emerging Trends in International Leadership Education
Barnett, Bruce G.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v1 n1 Apr 2006
One of the most influential experiences in the author's development as an educational leadership professor has been the opportunity to work with educators outside the United States. His international experiences have caused him to observe distinct and subtle differences between leadership education in the United States and other countries. The most striking difference is the tendency for American universities to provide preservice preparation (e.g., master's degrees, licensure and certification programs), whereas professional associations and school districts are responsible for the ongoing professional development and support for educational leaders. This demarcation is not as evident in other countries because formal university pre-accreditation (preservice) coursework often is not required to become school administrators. Other trends in international leadership education the author has observed include: (a) funding programs centrally, (b) implementing programs for aspiring leaders, (c) supporting novice leaders, (d) encouraging international experiences, and (e) delivering programs for school leadership teams. Based on the author's interactions with educators in other countries, he senses a growing interest in preparing future school leaders and providing meaningful support as they enter the profession. Therefore, he believes American educators should visit other educational systems to work with colleagues as they conceptualize, deliver, and evaluate leadership education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States