Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-308) and index.
Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter One: Developing School Leadership: The Current Challenge. Chapter Two: Studying Exemplary Programs. Chapter Three: Preparing New Leaders: What Successful Programs Do. Chapter Four: Sustaining School Leaders: Supports for On-the-Job Learning. Chapter Five: Evaluating Programs: What Well-Prepared Principals Know and Are Able to Do. Chapter 6: Supporting Exemplary Programs. Chapter 7: Creating Policy for Leadership Development. Chapter 8: Pulling it All Together: Conclusions and Implications. Appendix A: Research Methods. Appendix B: Survey Instruments. Appendix C: Cross-State Comparisons of Principals' Survey Data. References.
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Award-winning author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond examines the characteristics of successful educational leadership programs, and offers concrete recommendations to improve the five-hundred plus programs nationwide. If implemented, the suggested changes will result in a greater number of highly qualified, thoughtful, and innovative educational leaders. In this study funded by the Wallace Foundation, Darling-Hammond and a team of researchers evaluate eight principal-development programs. Their research reveals what effective programs look like, and what skills and knowledge participants in these programs gain. (source: Nielsen Book Data)