<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >
The faculty at Widener University’s School of Human Service Professions Center for Education (CfE) has committed itself to meeting the challenges of preparing education professionals who can lead schools and school districts to higher student achievement. Consequently, we have entered the initial phase of transforming our school leadership certification programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe our initial steps to redesign our educational administration leadership programs to be more responsive to the leadership demands of the 21st century. This paper will focus on five components of that transition and discuss the details and challenges involved with implementing the changes.
This manuscript has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and sanctioned by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of education administration. This Volume 10, Number 1 is also archived in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (Supplemental Link). Authors: Brenda O'Hern, Susan Schaming McNiff, Bernard R. Brogan, and Antonia D’Onofrio-De Geus, Widener University


In Leading to Learn, a recent report funded by the Wallace Foundation, Olson calls attention to the need for traditional leadership training programs to “focus less on creating efficient managers” and more on “preparing individuals who can lead a school to higher student achievement” (2007, p.6). This observation comes at a time when school leadership training programs have been under increased scrutiny (Harchar, 2006). In perhaps the most notable of criticisms, Levin (2005) claimed that the quality of most leadership preparation programs ranges from “inadequate to appalling” (p. 24). Setting aside the argument of whether these criticisms are fair, it is certain that university leadership preparation programs must rethink their purpose and mission. Standards and accountability, a dominant force in the PK-12 environment where most students in educational administration programs work, is quickly becoming the expectation in higher education preparations as well. Designing, implementing, and evaluating a standards-based school leadership program raises important questions and presents special challenges to traditional leadership training programs.

The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), formed in 1994, is comprised of many of the players who have a stake in educational leadership including many states, professional organizations, and universities. This consortium has developed a common set of standards that are having significant influence in school leadership training programs, licensure, and candidate assessment (Hessel&Holloway, 2002). The six ISLLC standards focus on the following: (a) developing a shared vision within schools; (b) creating cultures that support learning; (c) ensuring safe, efficient, and effective learning; (d) collaborating with the broad community; (e) acting in a fair and ethical fashion; (f) understanding the socioeconomic, legal, political and cultural contexts of schools. These standards are useful in assessing the capacity of current and prospective administrators to integrate formal knowledge with performance and reflective practice (Hoyle, 2004).

Questions & Answers

how does economics define me
clement Reply
what are the factors that determines the demand and supply
what are the importance of Economics
Betty Reply
tell me something very important about economics..
Fayaz Reply
how may I solve arithmetic mean ,,,all example
Cee Reply
what is agriculture
Itoe Reply
simple method of understanding cost concept
Oludare Reply
what is inflation
Christiana Reply
Inflation is a general increase in price levels
is the action of inflating something
inflation is the persistent increase in general price level of goods and services in an economy over a considerable period of time .
inflation is the general increase of a commodity in a particular period of time.
inflation is a general increase in price levels of commodities
what are the types of inflation?
inflation is the period of persistent rise in the general level of the price of goods services over time
we have creeping inflation, demand pull inflation ,cost push inflation, and galloping inflation .
how can a location of a firm create difference between producers
joy Reply
what is monetary policy
is a monetary from policy that's authorized of country encharces
What would you say about the the mobility of enterprise as a factor of production?
Cathryn Reply
how can I connect myself to this Ambrose platform
kanu Reply
I am good and you I am from sierra Leone and I am new her
kanu Reply
u are welcome bro, here is a good platform for you to be
That i know,thanks bro.
what the main definition of economic
Uhara Reply
the main definition is given by prof Lionel Robbins as a social science which studies human behavior between ends and scarce which have alternative uses
what covers macro economics.
Essay about Microsoft
Kwena Reply
what is economics
Julie Reply
what do you mean by means in economics
economic is the wealth of a country.
monetary policy is refer to as being expansionary or contractionary.
pls who can help me to explain money market and capital market
money market is base on short term loan which is within one year period while capital market is long term loan more than one year...
money market is a market were short term loans are dealt with while capital market is a market were long term loans are traded
What is mean by monetory policy
monetary polices are rules that control the rate of monetary exchange in an economic as a whole.
wealth of the nation
important of unemployment
Otwe Reply
Important of unemployed
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
Jobilize.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Ncpea education leadership review, volume 10, number 1; february 2009. OpenStax CNX. Jun 05, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10630/1.9
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Ncpea education leadership review, volume 10, number 1; february 2009' conversation and receive update notifications?