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Young, Michelle D. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2015
Eliminating the achievement gap and ensuring high-quality education for diverse student populations depend upon the capacity of local educational leaders to be highly effective at enabling schools in all contexts to teach all students. Realizing this goal also depends upon the capacity of local universities to prepare and support educational…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions, Administrator Education, College Programs
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Young, Michelle D.; Perrone, Frank – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
This special issue of the "Journal of Research on Leadership Education" presents the findings resulting from a set of studies focused on understanding how leadership preparation standards were used, by whom, and to what end. In addressing these questions, the authors reviewed how standards were used by program faculty, professional…
Descriptors: Standards, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Professional Associations
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Diem, Sarah; Young, Michelle D. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of critical policy analysis (CPA) in the fields of educational leadership and policy. In addition to exploring how CPA compares to traditional research approaches in educational leadership and policy, the authors consider the influence of long-established ways of knowing, why scholars choose…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Research, Leadership, Educational Policy
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Young, Michelle D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2013
There is a pervasive and ongoing perception that leadership preparation is a problem. Important questions remain about the intentions, capacity, and impact of state departments of education engaged in leadership preparation program redesign. In this essay, I take up several issues concerning this state policy work, including whether a one size…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, State Departments of Education, College Programs
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Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle – Educational Policy, 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors.…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Role, Power Structure, Educational Policy
Fuller, Edward J.; Pendola, Andrew; Young, Michelle D. – Online Submission, 2018
New research has identified teacher working conditions as having a greater effect on teacher turnover than most other factors, including student achievement and student characteristics. Importantly, research has debunked the conventional wisdom that teachers often leave schools because of student characteristics. This brief discusses how teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Young, Michelle D.; Anderson, Erin; Nash, Angel Miles – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2017
For the last few decades, leadership standards have served as a de facto "recommended curriculum" for preparation programs in the United States. In this article, we: (1) share the new National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards, (2) present the literature supporting the standards, and (3) critically assess the influence…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Influences
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Young, Michelle D.; Winn, Kathleen M.; Reedy, Marcy A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: This article offers (a) an overview of the attention federal policy has invested in educational leadership with a primary focus on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), (b) a summary of the critical role school leaders play in achieving the goals set forth within federal educational policy, and (c) examples of how states are using the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Policy, Leadership Role, Leadership Training
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Capper, Colleen A.; Young, Michelle D. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
In this article that reviews this special issue, we identify 5 ironies and limitations of educational leadership for social justice: (a) the meaning of inclusive practice, (b) the intersection of identity and difference, (c) the emphasis given to student achievement, (d) the lack of policy and practice coherence, and (e) the separation of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Administration, Leadership Role, Figurative Language
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Young, Michelle D.; Mawhinney, Hanna; Reed, Cynthia J. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
Standards provide a foundation for thinking about leadership development and practice. This article explores three sets of standards that impact educational leadership preparation: (a) the recently revised Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards, which are now known as the Practice Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL);…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Educational Quality
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Carpenter, Bradley W.; Young, Michelle D.; Bowers, Amanda; Sanders, Kimberly – NASSP Bulletin, 2016
The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of how successful secondary schools located along the Texas-Mexico border, particularly those enrolling predominantly Latino students, have supported high achievement among their student population and promoted parental involvement. The roles and perspectives of parents and school community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hispanic American Students, High Achievement, Parent Participation
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Cunningham, Kathleen M. W.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Tucker, Pamela D.; Young, Michelle D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2019
Addressing systemic inequities in schools requires preparation of leaders who are bold, adaptive, and well-versed in addressing problems of practice so they can be effective leaders. This article offers a theory-to-practice resource for educational leadership faculty who are committed to developing such leadership. Drawing upon learning theories,…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Equal Education
Young, Michelle D. – Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 2010
Although it is common to hear people espouse the importance of education to ensuring a strong and vibrant democracy, the assumptions underlying such statements are rarely unpacked. Two of the most widespread, though not necessarily complimentary, assumptions include: (1) to truly participate in a democracy, citizens must be well educated; and (2)…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
Fuller, Edward J.; Young, Michelle D.; Richardson, M. Scott; Pendola, Andrew; Winn, Kathleen M. – National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), 2018
Principals historically have needed to adapt to dramatic shifts that impact their schools, including significant policy changes at the state and federal levels. For example, the 2008 study recorded principals' reactions to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), signed into law in early 2002. NCLB substantially altered the landscape of education across the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Schools
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Young, Michelle D.; Rorrer, Andrea K. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2012
Within this article, the authors explore the disconnect between research production, dissemination, and utilization, particularly within the field of educational leadership in the United States. Their exploration begins with an examination of the macro-level contexts within which such activities currently take place. They then turn to an…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Information Dissemination
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