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ERIC Number: EJ958859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
A Continuum Approach for Developing School Leaders in an Urban District
Normore, Anthony
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v2 n3 Dec 2007
This study examined a four-staged leadership development continuum for school leaders in a large urban school district in the southeastern United States. The program under examination included: LEAD Program; Interim Assistant Principal Program; Intern Principal Program, and; First Year Principal Support/Interim Principal Program. Qualitative research procedures were used to collect and analyze data related to succession planning, recruitment, and socialization of leaders. Progressive data analysis revealed school leadership pools were ample--an anomaly for large urban school districts; the Intern Principal program was considered the most effective component of leadership development; forging partnerships were critical components for leadership development; there was a need for a focus on social justice and diversity issues in curriculum content; the practice of almost exclusive internal promotion/succession was used; the mentoring program was underutilized and less effective in practice. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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