contact staff ecs twitter facebook

Document Number: 3370

Exceptional and Innovative Programs in Educational Leadership - This paper offers a brief history of the major issues that have emerged in new or revised leadership preparation programs, including knowledge base, clinical experience (internships), instruction strategies, student recruitment and faculty structure. Recommendations for university programs include: (1) programs should emphasize theoretical and clinical knowledge, applied research and supervised practice; (2) the program chairperson should be responsible for program development and renewal; (3) professors should collaborate with administrators to reform curricula; (4) the faculty should have varied academic backgrounds and experience; (5) professors should be reviewed on professional development; (6) funding and staffing should make excellence possible; (7) the reward structure for professors should include curriculum reform and instruction innovation; and (8) students, specifically those from ethnic minority groups, should be provided with scholarships and other incentives for successful recruitment. (Barbara Jackson, National Commission for the Advancement of Educational Leadership Preparation, September 19-21, 2001)...

Related Issues

Leadership--District Superintendent

Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide
700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
©2015 Education Commission of the States |
Read our privacy policy