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ERIC Number: ED510299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School Leadership Change Emerging in Alabama: Results of the Governor's Congress on School Leadership.
Schmidt-Davis, Jonathan
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
When Alabama Governor Bob Riley established the Governor's Congress on School Leadership in 2004, few people in the state fully anticipated the resulting transformation in the state's philosophical and conceptual framework for educational leadership. The Governor's Congress on School Leadership resulted in an unmistakable statewide paradigm shift to a firm belief that Alabama's principals must be instructional leaders as opposed to school administrators. While the reform effort is still in its infancy, its impact is visible in several dimensions of the state's educational system, from the state level to the school level. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conducts a biennial policy study to track the implementation of leadership reforms in the 16 SREB states. Alabama has been a pacesetter state since the 2004 study was released, benchmarking state policies that can make a difference in leader quality. Findings from the 2009-2010 study suggest that Alabama remains a strong leader in adopting a cohesive set of policies advocated by SREB to raise the quality of leader preparation and practice. (Contains 11 tables, 5 figures, 53 resources and 19 footnotes.)
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), High Schools That Work (HSTW)
Identifiers - Location: Alabama