Examining one university-based education leadership preparation program, regarding the use of one set of benchmark standards, for the purpose of informing practice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brian J. Toth (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Carl Lashley

Abstract: In November of 2006, the North Carolina State Board of Education voted to discontinue the use of the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards as the guiding and foundational knowledge base for the training of future educational leaders in North Carolina. In December of 2006, a new set of benchmark standards was established in the form of The North Carolina Standards for School Executives. The purpose of this study was to discover the effectiveness in using the ISLLC Standards for equipping education leadership graduates with the skills needed to be successful in their roles and responsibilities as school leaders. The research study was conducted in two phases: interviews and a survey. In total, 127 individuals participated in one of the two phases of research. Participants were graduates from one of three University of North Carolina at Greensboro Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) programs between the years of 1998-2008. The second phase of research was conducted using a web-based survey software. The study yielded a great deal of usable information regarding the effectiveness of an ISLLC-based education in preparing educational leaders for the roles and responsibilities of the workplace. The study also yielded substantial feedback about the effectiveness of the MSA, Ed.S, and Ed.D programs, as a whole, within the ELC Department at UNC-Greensboro.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Benchmark standards, Education leadership, ISLLC Standards, North Carolina Standards for School Executives, Preparation programs
Subjects
Educational leadership $z North Carolina.
School administrators $x Training of $z North Carolina.
School administrators $x Certification $z North Carolina.
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro $b School of Education $x Evaluation.