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Nava, Marco A.; Davalos, Ileana M.; Cortes, Martha V.; White, Jeffrey A.; Lesser, Jonathan – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2020
This report shows the impact that a two-year, coaching based, job-embedded administrator credentialing program is having on the leadership development of new administrators. The Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) program is centered on a conceptual framework founded on six professional learning standards combined with real life…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Leadership Training, Credentials
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Brown, Kathleen M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
North Carolina's Race to the Top (RttT) grant earmarked approximately $17.5 million to "increase the number of principals qualified to lead transformational change in low-performing schools in both rural and urban areas" (NCDPI, 2010, p.10). To accomplish this, the state established three Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Whitenack, David – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This paper highlights the importance of school principals in English Learners' academic achievement in the age of the Common Core State Standards. Revising the curriculum of administrator preparation programs to include a greater emphasis on curriculum and instruction is one approach to enhancing principal leadership for English Leaners. Another…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement
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Plough, Bobbie – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
The intent of this study is to determine whether there was a difference between school board members' perceptions of their own behaviors and beliefs related to student achievement in California's high-performing poverty districts as opposed to such perceptions in low-performing poverty districts. Due to the findings of this study, the author calls…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education
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Frick, William C.; Polizzi, Joseph A.; Frick, J. Edward – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
An intentional, active and self-regulated approach to professional growth results in improved instruction and higher levels of student achievement over time. School systems that aspire to a continuous learning ethic socialize educators to act on the assumption that all students and all educators are capable of learning and reaching high standards.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development, Ethics
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Stebbins, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
Increased class sizes and advising responsibilities are the new realities in California's graduate programs of Educational Administration. In order to effectively meet new challenges, professors must make adjustments in venue, plan meticulously, utilize technology, distribute leadership, and implement alternative grading systems. This is a…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Adult Learning, Leadership Effectiveness, Grading
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Fanning, Michael C. P. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For nearly twenty years the educational community has utilized portfolios as a method of monitoring the growth and development of candidates earning certification as educators and as school leaders. Professors in the field of education have encouraged their students to share these portfolios with public school hiring officials. There is a belief…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Visual Aids, Attitudes, Differences
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Hensley, Phyllis Ann; Burmeister, LaVern – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This article provides a model for developing and sustaining relationships that can lead to ongoing school academic success. Leaders can successfully engender positive relationships and develop healthy organizational cultures that advance powerful teaching and learning by focusing on the six relationship connectors described in this article. As…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership, School Personnel
Muth, Rodney; Bellamy, Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Murphy, Michael – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
An annual-case process that examines principal leadership over the course of a year can provide extensive opportunities for practitioners and professors to collect, examine, and disseminate knowledge in, of, and about practice. Such cases can support professional development and pre-service preparation and become bases for research across multiple…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Documentation
Oliver, Ron – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
With the advent of recent standards for educational leadership and the increasing complexity of a principal's job, there is a dire need for assistant principals to participate in clearly defined and consistent professional development growth activities. This study examines professional development needs of assistant principals, including their…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, State Standards, Professional Development, Instructional Leadership
Choi, Cynthia C.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
The goal of this comparative study was to explore the online interactions among members of two learning communities. The two cases examined two different cohorts in the same professional preparation program for school principals and administrators: a distance-learning cohort and an onsite university-district partnership cohort in which online…
Descriptors: Role, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Achievement, Learning Activities