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The needed changes in university leadership programs require bold thinking, courageous action, and a sustained commitment for continual help and support to the graduates of their programs (The Wallace Foundation, 2008). Orr (2006) adds that leadership programs should be innovative, focused, and authentic in their approaches to instruction, course work, and field experiences. The training and preparation future principal’s receive from their programs of choice must be fully aware of the challenging expectations facing administrators in the coming years. Sustained student learning and continuous school success are key constructs to the longevity of a principal as well as their certainty for achieving the advanced certification. The advanced certification not only recognizes the efforts of the students but also a leadership program’s effectiveness to prepare them for the daunting role of the principalship.

Implications for the profession and leadership programs

Principals receive very few professional accolades for the job they do. Internal and external pressures lead many to leave the profession after serving only a few years in the position thus necessitating an introspective examination of how future leaders are prepared, develop leadership skills, and adopt leadership practices that sustain and maintain student success. With this in mind, current practices and curriculum designs in preparation programs cannot be stagnant or based on teaching traditional managerial skills.

The Wallace Foundation (2008) supports the concept of an exemplary leadership program as one that focuses curricular efforts on developing the instructional abilities of the candidates, training candidates in the use of data to make and initiate school improvements, providing pre-service leaders experiences with real-world situations through applicable internship opportunities, while providing continuing professional training in effective supervisory skills. University programs should embrace each of these and embed these practices, not as “wishful” program components, but expectations of their programs.

Knowing that the possibility of an advanced certification will finally bring recognition to accomplished principal, preparation program should enhance their program’s influence on the essence of school leadership by offering an extended mentoring relationship, involving graduates in research-based conferences and presentations, and staying in constant contact with the National Board Certification process for the advanced certification.

The role of the National Board Certification for Leaders is to establish the assessment tools and evaluation system for the advanced licensure. Their continued work with educational organizations and practitioners will solidify the requirements for this certificate. Instructional leaders who are willing to commit themselves and their schools to continuous improvement, those who choose to create positive learning environments for all children, and those who support effective teaching practices will finally have the recognition they deserve. This effort will help to lay the “groundwork for a new educator, leadership initiative for assistant principals, teachers, and other school-based educators who [can] positively impact the culture of learning in schools” (NBPTS, n.d.a, para. 3).

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Education leadership review special issue: portland conference, volume 12, number 3 (october 2011). OpenStax CNX. Oct 17, 2011 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11362/1.5
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