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Lachance, Joan R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2017
In support of growing numbers of dual language programs nation-wide, dual language school administrators seek to find teachers who are specifically prepared to work with dual language learners for additive biliteracy. For this research the author utilized a case study design to explore practicing dual language administrators' perspectives…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Administration, Case Studies, Spanish
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Jones, Karen D.; Ringler, Marjorie C. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2017
The purpose of the study was to determine whether the study of diversity topics embedded in a Principal Preparation Program (PPP) internship changed candidates' self-awareness of their biases in educational environments and the biases they observed in their school community. In this study PPP candidates' perceptions of their biases and those of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Knowledge Level, Bias
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Nixon, Andy; Packard, Abbot; Dam, Margaret – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
This quantitative study investigated the relationship between teacher dispositions, subject content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of teachers' contracts. Nearly 2,000 school principals in 13 states completed an emailed survey. In deciding whether to non-renew a teacher contract,…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Contracts, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Figueiredo-Brown, Regina; Ringler, Marjorie Campo; James, Mandi – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2015
This study discusses East Carolina University's (ECU) preparation program and its emphasis on the study and application of diversity throughout the internship. ECU's comprehensive internship provided candidates time to apply theory and knowledge about school leadership and diversity topics addressed on a monthly basis at internship seminars. A…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Internship Programs, Student Diversity
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Ringler, Marjorie; Rouse, William; St. Clair, Randy – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
The Masters of School Administration (MSA) at East Carolina University culminates with a year-long internship that incorporates multiple assessments to evaluate administrative experiences. One of the assessments allows for faculty to determine how each student's experiences align with the North Carolina School Executive Standards (NCSES). Analysis…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Internship Programs, Administrator Education
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Nixon, Andy; Dam, Margaret; Packard, Abbot L. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
This quantitative study investigated reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts. Principal survey results from three regions of the US (Midwest, Rocky Mountains, & Southeast) were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U statistical procedures, while significance was tested applying a…
Descriptors: Principals, Surveys, Contracts, Teacher Dismissal
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Nixon, Andy; Packard, Abbot L; Dam, Margaret – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
This quantitative study investigated reasons that school principals recommend non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts. Principals in the Southeast and Midwest completed an emailed survey. The ordinal nature of the data gathered dictated that comparisons be made between groups using the Mann Whitney U. The study investigated the barriers…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Principals, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Discipline
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Buskey, Frederick; Jacobs, Jacqueline – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
A review of the research, state legislative mandates, and education department requirements (Levin, 2005; Hess & Kelly, 2005; Marzano, Water, & McNulty, 2005; N.C. House Bill 536, 2007) shows different demands for the redesign of principal licensure programs. Program redesign always has some sort of catalyst. However, just because there is…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Certification, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership
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Mills, Lane; Ringler, Marjorie C. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
North Carolina is one of several states that have begun to incorporate the components of the Framework for 21st Century Learning in its focus on school leadership development and support. A principal preparation program in rural eastern North Carolina initiated and designed webfolios for submission of evidences of internship learning experiences.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Principals, Administrator Education
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Lys, Diana; Ringler, Marjorie C.; O'Neal, Debra – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Educating students from linguistically diverse backgrounds has historically been the domain of the ESL teacher. However, new migration patterns and changing student demographics force the mainstream teacher into a new role: the language and content teacher. In order to embrace this new role, educators must implement instructional strategies…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education