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RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
With this themed issue of "Educational Considerations" focused on using university-district partnership academies to prepare leaders for educational settings, it is important to consider the value of this model in socially diverse environments and especially the potential for native nations to use this approach for training emerging…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Administration
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
RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this commentary, the author highlights some of the insights and commentaries of the various stakeholder perspectives contained in this special issue. It was highly apparent that the leaders not only were talking the talk, they were also walking the walk, specifically in the development and implementation of leadership academies. University…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Standards, Partnerships in Education, Change Agents
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Larson, Lotta C.; Lickteig, Amanda D.; Sherbert, Vicki S.; Nauerth, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is well documented that successful Professional Development School (PDS) initiatives are contingent on trusting relationships between the university and school districts. Over the past 25 years, continual efforts have been made by the Kansas State University (KSU) PDS to minimize notions of status while maintaining mutually beneficial goals and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Cooperation
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Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article is a follow-up to Mary Devin's report on the collaborative efforts required to create the "Kansas Educational Leadership Institute" in 2010. The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) moved from planning to implementation on March 30, 2011, as a statewide systematic support system for the recruitment, development,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Leadership Training, Institutes (Training Programs)