The Context of University-based Educational Leadership Preparation



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Book Chapter


universities, educational leadership, leadership preparation


The purpose of this chapter is to address forces internal and external to universities that influence educational leadership preparation today. Admittedly, leader preparation programs have extended beyond the walls of universities. However, it is still true that the clear majority of school leader candidates obtain their administrative degrees and licenses through university preparation programs. Thus, we have focused on forces internal and external to universities in our discussion of the context of educational leadership preparation.

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Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

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LaMagdeleine, D. R., Maxcy, B. D., Pounder, D. G., & Reed, C. J. (2009). The context of university-based educational leadership preparation. In M. D. Young, G. M. Crow, J. Murphy, & R. T. Ogawa (Eds.), Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (pp. 129-156). New York, NY: Routledge.

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