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Liu, Qiang; Turner, David A. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University has offered a Masters Program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) for the last four years and it attracts students from around the world, with substantial support in terms of scholarships, from the Chinese government. Beijing Normal…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Educational Administration, International Education, Comparative Education
Tonini, Donna C.; Burbules, Nicholas C.; Gunsalus, C. K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
This manuscript highlights the development of a leadership preparation program known as the Nanyang Technological University Leadership Academy (NTULA), exploring the leadership challenges unique to a university undergoing rapid growth in a highly multicultural context, and the hybrid model of leadership it developed in response to globalization.…
Descriptors: Models, Blended Learning, Higher Education, Global Approach
Purinton, Ted; Khalil, Dalia – Educational Considerations, 2016
This paper is a case study of one leadership preparation program, utilizing US school leadership standards and practices, offered in Egypt. This case study illuminates how cultural and policy distinctions impact differing necessities of educational leadership, and how those necessities conflict or concur with the international standards and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Case Studies
Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Valeau, Edward J. – Educational Considerations, 2016
Leadership training for future senior United States (US) community college leaders is an ongoing focus of US community college education. Leadership training is also a focus of US university international educators. Community college literature has assumed that full-time positions at community colleges devoted to overseeing and implementing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrator Education, Faculty Development, International Education
Kang, Haijun; Lyu, Lei; Sun, Qi – Educational Considerations, 2016
Through the lenses of comparative adult education and international educational leadership development, this study explores the learning experiences of local school principals after they participated in a professional development program named "Domestic Study Program" (DSP) in Beijing. A qualitative narrative inquiry was applied and four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Adult Education, International Education
Yamamoto, Yukiko; Enomoto, Naoko; Yamaguchi, Shinobu – Educational Considerations, 2016
Reflecting the social and economic change, Japanese education has shifted to decentralization since the 1980s. With an increased autonomy and responsibility, the local government plays an important role to develop competent school leaders. This descriptive study employs case study approach to illustrate current status of leadership development at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Mercer, Debbie K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this commentary, the Dean of the Kansas State University College of Education states that the job of a school leader is more complex and more demanding than ever before. As institutions of higher education contemplate the question "Who is the Building Leader?," defining the roles and responsibilities of the school building leader is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Administrator Role
Thompson, David C. – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, the Kansas State University Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership reviews the strong history of his department's university and public school partnerships and the impact these partnerships have had on leadership preparation programs. Almost 30 years ago, Kansas State University foresaw the power of partnerships with…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Leadership Training
Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2016
A former school superintendent who is now a university professor uses her experience in these partnership roles to describe how Kansas State University's collaboratively designed master's academy leadership preparation models merging theory and practice came about over fifteen years ago, and how it has evolved since then.
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, Leadership Training, Superintendents
Doll, Rick – Educational Considerations, 2016
This article investigates district-level administrators' perceptions regarding the value of the partnership academies. The article uses input from seven district administrators who provided feedback regarding the value of the district and university partnership, specific benefits to the district, the differences between participants who envision…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Career Academies, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes
Mejía, Pilar; Devin, Samrie; Calvert, Heather – Educational Considerations, 2016
School leadership matters when discussing teacher effectiveness and student performance, and preparation programs need to graduate principals with the skills necessary to lead schools for tomorrow. The traditional approach to preparing educational leaders is no longer getting the job done. In this article, Meija, Devin and Calvert, students who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Career Academies, Graduate Surveys
Gustafson, Debra M.; Kiltz, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, Gustafson and Kiltz reflect on why they got involved in the very first master's level Professional Administrative Leadership Academy developed at Kansas State University (KSU). The authors had the opportunity to observe school leaders and noted that the most effective leaders shared their power and knowledge freely with others.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
Hall, Tom; Clapper, Ann – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, professors share how the district/university partnership model thriving at Kansas State University was successfully replicated in North Dakota, and was adapted to match their own department goals. While teacher leadership has become a theme among Kansas State academies, their model was created out of principal preparation efforts.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, School Districts, Models, Teacher Leadership
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Kliewer, Brandon W.; Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2015
When institutions assign meaning to individual rights and distribute resources in ways that shape the life chances of people, if appropriately designed they strengthen social justice aims. Yet the natural outcome of how individuals relate to institutions does not automatically align with justice. Communities are in constant struggle to align the…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Civics, Social Justice, Democracy
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Kliewer, Brandon; Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2015
Higher education that presupposes a specific conception of justice does well in preparing students to make claims of justice from specific perspectives or positions. However, civic leadership students with a strong background in specific conceptions of justice are often not equipped with necessary skills, dispositions, and habits to exercise…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Social Justice, Social Theories, Higher Education
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