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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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Mette, Ian M.; Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa; Hvidston, David J. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of one school's teacher-driven professional development effort to address culturally responsive teaching practices in a large district in a Midwestern state. During the 2011-2012 school year, a team of teachers and principals began a three-year long effort to provide job-embedded professional…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Poverty, Teacher Surveys
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Albritton, Shelly; Chadwick, Mona; Bangs, David; Holt, Carleton; Longing, Jeff; Duyar, Ibrihim – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
This article provides an overview of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) state affiliate, Arkansas Professors of Educational Administration's (ARPEA), activities, accomplishments, and advocacy efforts. Faced with numerous changes being implemented in education in the state, it became imperative for ARPEA's…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Advocacy, Collegiality, Social Networks
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VanTuyle, Vicki; Reeves, Alison – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
Since the fall of 2012, Illinois principal preparation programs have been operating under new state requirements intended to produce highly qualified and effective school principals capable of leading Illinois schools to higher levels of student academic performance. The rules guiding new program development are applied with a broad stroke,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Rural Schools
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Hernandez, Rosalinda; Roberts, Maria; Menchaca Velma – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
The paper describes a mixed methods approach to the process of redesigning a principal preparation program. A qualitative approach was used to gather data from superintendents within the geographic area using a focused group approach, whereas, quantitative data, were gathered through a survey of program graduates with questions aligned to the…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Principals, Mixed Methods Research, Instructional Design
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Bengtson, Ed, Airola, Denise, Peer, Diana, Davis. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
The Arkansas Leadership Academy (ALA) was established in 1991 and is a nationally recognized statewide partnership that includes 15 universities, 9 professional associations, the Arkansas Departments of Education, Higher Education, Career Education, and several other government and business agencies. In 2011, there were 49 partners involved…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Best Practices, Social Support Groups
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Nixon, Andy; Dam, Margaret; Cooper, Erika; Henderson, Jeffrey – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Perhaps for valid reasons, the nation's educational leadership preparation programs are under scrutiny. The Wallace Foundation has written several reports, as has the Southern Regional Education Board, which make specific recommendations to reinvent traditional educational leadership programs. In response, the state of Georgia discontinued all…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Competency Based Education
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McCotter, Suzanne – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Given the importance of reflection in educators' practice, school leaders should be able to both facilitate teacher reflection and model reflective practice. This action research study examined whether or not emerging school leaders demonstrate the ability to reflect on daily practice and decision-making. Data from three classes of prospective…
Descriptors: Action Research, Principals, Reflection, Decision Making Skills
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Del Favero, Frank – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
This article is a synopsis of three performance tasks designed for students enrolled in an educational leadership graduate level course Using Data to Affect Change. These performance tasks address the requisite knowledge and skills that an effective school leader should possess in order to improve the quality of instruction and at the same time…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Educational Improvement, Information Utilization, Educational Change
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Wise, Donald; Leon, Ronald – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Two university professors share how their involvement in leadership coaching has influenced their teaching practices. They stated that as university students, they learned about leading, but were not taught how to lead. As new professors, they realized that they were utilizing similar teaching strategies as their own teachers, with a minimum of…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Coaching (Performance), Learning Experience, Mentors
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Duffy, Francis M. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The ten professional standards form what Francis Duffy refers to as a "National Framework of Professional Standards for Change Leadership in Education." Each standard has examples of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the research suggests are important for effective change leadership. Duffy's hope is that this proposed…
Descriptors: Standards, Leadership, Educational Change, School Districts
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Cox, Betty; Cox, Becky – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Policies adopted by legislators impact the future of public and higher education. Unfortunately, educators and legislators are often in disagreement about what constitutes best practices. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of issues and challenges associated with governmental mandates and suggest an action agenda for educators…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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Gray, David – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the federal government's most recent effort to influence curriculum in America's classrooms. Its requirements for high-stakes testing and Adequate Yearly Progress have put pressure on teachers and administrators to improve student achievement. Principals whose administrative training was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership Training