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ERIC Number: EJ972872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-2155-9635
Where Do Our Graduates Go? A Five-Year Exploration of the Regional Distribution of Principal Preparation Program Graduates
Bathon, Justin; Black, William
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v6 n1 Jan-Mar 2011
Many university-based principal preparation programs prepare individuals for employment in local K-12 school districts. Programs recruit students and shape aspects of curriculum and ongoing professional development in light of local school districts and community characteristics. Utilizing Indiana state licensure and employment data sets for all individuals initially licensed as building-level administrators over a five-year period, and linking each individual to the U.S. Census Bureau locale codes and zip-code tabulation areas of their school of employment, we graphically present where principal preparation program graduates work and analyze different trends by program and job type (administrator and non-administrator). Most program graduates work in proximity to their preparation program, although two programs' graduates were more likely to work throughout the state. Graduates employed in rural settings were more likely to be employed as administrators with those in urban settings least likely. We provide an example of how data may systematically be made available to state policy makers, program faculty, and other stakeholders to develop a more coherent system of leadership preparation. (Contains 10 figures, 3 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana