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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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Brown, Paula; Finch, Kim; MacGregor, Cynthia; Watson, Robert – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
In 2004, The U.S. Department of Education stated, "Great schools have great leaders" (p.1). Research supported their declaration as our nation actively pursued educational reform. School systems across the country searched for good school principals to lead, believing they were the "cornerstones of good schools" (DiPaola &…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
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Sappington, Neil; Pacha, Joseph; Baker, Paul; Gardner, Dianne – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
"One of the most persistent findings from research on school improvement is, in fact, the symbiotic relationship between professional development and school improvement efforts" (Hawley & Valli, 1999, p. 129). These researchers, and others in the field, argue that there must be a direct relationship between the professional…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Change, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement