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Thompson, J. Ray; Ballenger, Julia N.; Templeton, Nathan R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to examine the quality elements of online learning in a regional doctoral program. Utilizing the six quality dimensions of Hathaway's (2009) theory of online learning quality as a framework, the study investigated instructor-learner, learner-learner, learner-content, leaner-interface,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Online Courses, Doctoral Programs
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Storey, Valerie A. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
The purposes of this paper were to undertake a comparative analysis of policy shifts in England and the United States of America relating to school type diversification and corporatization, and the implications for educational leader preparation programs. Whilst the school delivery landscape seems to be one of turbulence, over the last four…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Leadership Training
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Kimbrel, Laurie A. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
This case study examines how a charter school overcame obstacles to offer professional development aligned with research based best practices and how that program impacted teacher behavior and student outcomes. Staff interviews were conducted and documents were analyzed in order to determine the characteristics and impacts of professional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Charter Schools, Barriers, Faculty Development
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Holloman, Hal L.; Novey, Daniel A. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
This paper describes the redesign process for a Principal Preparation Program (PPP) that is grounded in strong service-learning elements and evidence-based outcomes. The PPP design team developed the Service Leadership Framework for Leadership Preparation (SLF4LP) which blends research-based service learning and servant leadership principles…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Service Learning, Evidence Based Practice
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Gray, Julie – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
Educational leadership professors prepare aspiring leaders by providing uplifting opportunities to connect theory and practice. This paper proposes a research-based model called leadership-focused coaching, an approach to support graduate students in developing and honing instructional leadership skills and responsibilities (Gray, 2016). This…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, College Faculty, Theory Practice Relationship, Coaching (Performance)
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Black, William R.; Haines, Joyce G. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
In this critical reflective manuscript, the authors share how a University-Based Educational Leadership Program created a professional learning alliance that seeks to create a network across educational leadership preparation and practice. A five-year old initiative, the Educational Leadership Professional Learning Alliance provides a platform for…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Public Education, Leadership Training, Leadership Role
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Buckman, David G.; Tran, Henry – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether there exists a relationship between selection practices of school districts (i.e., whether the principal was hired from within the district as an internal hire or hired from outside the district as an external hire) and changes in minimal proficiency in school math and reading achievement. More…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Snyder, Richard R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
Effective communication between educational leaders and those with whom they work is of utmost importance. Bolman and Deal's (2003) leadership and organizational frames provide a valuable paradigm for educational leaders as they strive to engage teachers in relevant and meaningful ways. This study draws upon responses generated from two sets of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Human Resources
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Farmer, Angela S. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
Native American students currently enrolled in K-12 schools across the United States face a variety of challenges unique to their ethnicity and often silenced by a majority culture which fails to recognize key, intrinsic factors critical for the students' success in academic settings. Evidences of said challenges include disciplinary statistics,…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Parent Attitudes, Tribes, Ethnicity
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Jamison, Kimberly; Clayton, Jennifer K.; Tekleselassie, Abebayehu Aemero – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
This qualitative study, situated within a larger interdisciplinary effort by a graduate school of education and human development at a large private university on the east coast, documents the perspectives of administrative interns on the significance of their experiences engaged in clinical practice. Semi-structured interview data from 20…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Leadership, Course Content, Mentors
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Pluska, Lisa – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
This cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the impact of a behavior support program implemented in elementary school on students' high school behaviors. The research question driving the study was whether high school students who had received instruction in the Students Taking Appropriate Responsibility (STAR) program for four years…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Outcomes of Treatment, Prior Learning, Elementary School Students
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DeJong, David; Grundmeyer, Trent – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2018
Simulations have long been used for military and medical training. More recently educational simulations have evolved for training teachers and for gaming used as a tool to engage students in learning. Only recently have educational simulations been available to train school leaders who have increased demands on them to lead schools and to improve…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Simulation, Graduate Students, Course Objectives