Successful Innovations in Educational Leadership Preparation
Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, John; Solis, Rachel
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v11 n2 p51-70 Dec 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe successful innovations in educational leadership preparation programs. Professors of educational leadership from across the nation nominated innovations of 12 programs. Based on review of descriptions of the innovations provided by nominees, further documentation on the innovations was requested from the programs. Various stakeholders in the programs with the most promising innovations were interviewed to gather additional data on those innovations. Data analysis in relation to three criteria for selection--fidelity of implementation, positive student learning outcomes, and adaptability to other programs--resulted in the identification of six successful innovations.