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Smith, BetsAnn – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
This article shares rationales for group dissertations and offers practical descriptions of how they transpire in one Doctor of Education (EdD) program. Drawing on program experiences and data, it considers how group dissertations promote leadership learning and EdD program proposes using Archbald's criteria of developmental efficacy, intellectual…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
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Drake, Timothy A. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Clinical experiences, including the full-time principal internship, are considered to be one of the most important components in principal preparation. Yet research on the principal internship is limited to surveys and interviews. I use a daily life methodology to explore full-time principal interns' experiences during an academic school year. I…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Administrator Education, Principals, Graduate Students
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Clement, Davis; Thornton, Margaret E.; Doiron, Trevor; Young, Michelle D.; Eddy-Spicer, David; Perrone, Frank; Player, Daniel – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Characteristics that contribute to successful redesign and launch of principal preparation programs may be understood collectively as the capacity of those programs. A model of capacity for redesign of principal preparation programs should strike a balance between the technical and professional aspects of teaching and leadership and the cultural…
Descriptors: Program Design, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Principals
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Modeste, Marsha E.; Pavlakis, Alexandra E.; Nguyen, Chi – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
In the field of educational leadership, there is some work around the preferred theories of scholars, but little to no research on how the chosen theories are subsequently applied. Better understanding the purpose, role, and depth of how theory is used in educational leadership can help inform the teaching and mentorship of aspiring leaders and…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Administration
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Thornton, Margaret E.; Barakat, Maysaa; Grooms, Ain A.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Reyes-Guerra, Daniel – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
This qualitative study describes and interprets how two educational leadership programs, participants in the UCEA (University Council for Educational Administration) Program Design Network Improvement Community, identified and responded to a problem of practice by focusing on the needs of each program regarding the recruitment, selection,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Program Design, Needs Assessment
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Geesa, Rachel Louise; Stith, Krista M.; Rose, Mary A. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Higher education institutions in the United States with graduate-level educational leadership programs traditionally do not offer professional learning opportunities in integrative STEM education. The objective of this paper is to share our journey to prepare and implement a course designed for P-12 educational leaders to build knowledge and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, STEM Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation
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Gonzales, Miguel M.; Bickmore, Dana L.; Roberts, Maria B. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
This study examines what aspiring principal candidates in one university-based preparation program learned as a result of developing and implementing a school improvement plan. A case study approach was used to examine 53 aspiring principals' reports of what they learned from implementing school improvement plans. Findings revealed three…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Student Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Harvey, Michael W.; Fleck, Joey A.; Threeton, Mark D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
The position of the career and technical education (CTE) administrator is generally well-known but the multitude of tasks (e.g., management/leadership) are not widely understood by those outside CTE. The purpose of this study was to operationalize and establish a set of knowledge and skill core competencies (KSCC) nested in specific focus areas…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Administrators, Educational Administration, Job Skills
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Emmanuel, Suetania; Valley, Clinton A. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Effective leadership is foundational to the success of all organizations. This qualitative case study aimed to explore exemplary principal leadership in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). The study was based on Kouzes and Posner's model of exemplary leadership. Interviews were held with school principals, teachers, and nonteaching staff…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role
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Geesa, Rachel Louise; McConnell, Kat R.; Brown, Rebecca D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Candidates who pursue a Doctor of Education (EdD) often have a unique set of challenges as these candidates typically hold professional leadership roles in schools, districts, or organizations while taking courses and completing a dissertation. EdD candidates may benefit from participating in a mentoring relationship to gain social, emotional,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Sustainability
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Henrikson, Robin – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
Evaluating the superintendent is the paramount duty of the school board. Current evaluation practices are inconsistent and meaningless for providing effective feedback. The researcher was interested in understanding this issue from the school board's perspective. Research questions addressed were: '(1) What current evaluation practices…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Boards of Education
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Paufler, Noelle A.; Ezzani, Miriam D.; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Viamontes Quintero, Jesika; Pazey, Barbara L. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2022
This study examines students' perceptions of an Educational Leadership Doctoral Program's redesign, based on a multi-criteria framework that informed the program's core values and beliefs to prepare students to: (a) lead learning organizations; (b) engage ethically with the community; (c) advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (d)…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Doctoral Programs, Program Design, Leadership Training
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Weiner, Jennie Miles; Cyr, Daron; Burton, Laura J. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
Using Sue et al.'s microaggressions framework, this qualitative study focused on the preparation experiences of 10 Black, female school leaders to examine how and in what ways identity, leadership, and discrimination were discussed in their administration preparation programs. We find participants were neither given space to explore their…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Administrator Education, Women Administrators, Gender Bias
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Damore, Sharon J.; Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
This study extends previous work and builds upon the use of a prescribed coaching tool in an effort to build the capacity of school leaders in the role of instructional coaches. By using a reflective interview process and structured protocol, the authors present findings to suggest administrators need more intentional training to strengthen their…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Supervision
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Firestone, William A.; Perry, Jill Alexa; Leland, Andrew S.; McKeon, Robin T. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2021
Schools now face a sea of "evidence"--supposedly validated products, research findings, and test, demographic, and teacher-generated data--that leaders must use. How have recent reforms to educational doctorate (EdD) programs addressed these demands? Case studies of four exemplary EdD programs illustrate how the better ones help…
Descriptors: Management Development, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Case Studies
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