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Shoho, Alan R.; Barnett, Bruce G.; Martinez, Peter – Planning and Changing, 2012
The intent of this article is to examine how the best type of internship, i.e., the full-time, job-embedded model can be enhanced using coaching. Before illustrating an exemplary internship program with coaching, this paper describes what an exemplary full-time, job-embedded internship experiences looks like and expounds on the importance of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Doctoral Programs, Internship Programs, Instructional Leadership
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Boske, Christa – Planning and Changing, 2012
Despite the dramatic shift in demographics occurring within public schools, there is scarce research connecting issues of diversity and race with the curricula guiding educational leadership preparation programs. In the field of leadership preparation, little information has been offered as to how professors facilitate social justice oriented…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Public Schools, Transformative Learning, Leadership Training
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Lochmiller, Chad R.; Huggins, Kristin S.; Acker-Hocevar, Michele A. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Improving student achievement in math and science has become a priority in the United States. As instructional leaders, principals can influence instruction in these vital subjects by working with classroom teachers to improve their instruction. Surprisingly, the research about the principal's role in supporting instruction in these subjects is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training
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Dotger, Benjamin; Alger, Amanda – Planning and Changing, 2012
Clinical simulations provide opportunities for novice school leaders to synthesize and enact their professional knowledge, decision-making approaches, and skills in an authentic, challenging environment. This article outlines the use of clinical simulations and standardized individuals to enhance and extend the preparation of novice school…
Descriptors: Simulation, Interaction, Parent School Relationship, Administrator Education
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Israel, Marla S.; Fine, Janis – Planning and Changing, 2012
Today's principal requires a deep understanding of curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, and intercultural sensitivity to ensure improved student outcomes. To develop this broadened expertise in its principal preparation program, the educational leadership faculty needed to move beyond their comfort zone. In response to Illinois…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Bartee, RoSusan D. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes the Principal Corps initiative at the University of Mississippi, its context as a reaction and hopeful solution to public criticism, such as Levine's, of school leadership and school leadership programs. The Principal Corps is the result of a redesign; this holistic redesign is research-based and uses multiple delivery…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Holistic Approach, Cooperation, Internship Programs
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Winkelman, Peg – Planning and Changing, 2012
In this study the discipline of collaborative inquiry is employed to prepare aspiring administrators to lead for equity. Educational leadership students are required to conduct a site-based collaborative inquiry resulting in an Equity Plan signature assignment. As they develop their Equity Plans, emerging leaders also participate in a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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Ärlestig, Helene – Planning and Changing, 2012
Effective integration of learning and practice continues to remain a challenge in leadership preparation. This paper describes a learning module used in a course within the Swedish National Principal Training Program and how it attempts to bridge learning with practice. In this course, each participant conducted a study in a school with the…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions
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Peters, Gary B.; Searby, Linda J. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes an educational leadership course in which students perform action research. The assignment, along with its structure, restraints, directions, and outcomes is described. Student topics are presented in detail, along with the data source used for each project. The authors argue for the utility of action research on school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Change Agents, Educational Change, Training Methods
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Enomoto, Ernestine K. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Given rural school administrators' challenges and the need to support their leadership development, this qualitative study describes how one rural school district delivered professional development through a university-school partnership to prepare its assistant principals for their work. Methods: Eight assistant principals from nine schools…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Management Development, Rural Schools, School Administration
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Sanzo, Karen L. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This study is a content analysis of selected federally funded leadership preparation program evaluation proposals for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 School Leadership Program grants. The United States Department of Education (USDE) began awarding funding in 2002 to develop and implement preparation programs for aspiring and current assistant principals…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, Federal Aid, Content Analysis
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Goldring, Ellen B.; Preston, Courtney; Huff, Jason – Planning and Changing, 2012
In this paper, we present a review of the field of professional development for school leaders. The paper sets out a framework for defining what professional development is, articulates criteria to define "high quality" professional development, and describes goals for professional development. It then critiques the research on…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation
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Carlson, Cameron B. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Recent state policies demand universities restructure principal preparation programs. Mandates, though unfunded, provide an opportunity for universities to engage representative stakeholders who benefit from context specific instruction. This article demonstrates how professors in one research university used collected programmatic information and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Design, Principals
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
As a necessary preliminary for this issue on Illinois' experience with school-university partnerships to provide teacher development opportunities, this article provides a review of the literature relevant to such programs. As the evaluation and assessment have changed over the years since the Eisenhower grants period, the author explains the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This paper presents an array of structural configurations that invite new consideration of the necessary conditions for developing systemic school reform; first by reviewing the current literature, and then by examining thirty-six existing partnerships as structural configurations, an exploratory typology for the analysis of successful…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Systems Approach, College School Cooperation, Models
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