Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examining the characteristics of school leaders and of local schools where Indiana educational leadership preparation programs place their graduates
by Bathon, Justin M., Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008, 242; 3337270
Abstract (Summary)

This study built on the burgeoning state data based research agenda to investigate educational leadership preparation programs and characteristics of schools where school leaders are placed. The study examined the characteristics of school administrators in the 2007-08 school year and looked specifically at their locational distribution and mobility across their careers. Additionally, this study examined the characteristics of schools disaggregated by the educational leadership preparation institution of their principals. The study found that Indiana is below the national average in representation of women and minorities in school administrative positions, there is mobility among principals toward suburban and more resourced schools, and significant differences in school characteristics exist among the schools led by principals licensed by different preparation institutions. These findings have implications for the preparation of school leaders and the recruitment, retention and placement of future school leaders from twenty-first century preparation programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCarthy, Martha M.
Commitee: Black, William R., Britton, Thomas C., Eckes, Suzanne, Toutkoushian, Robert K.
School: Indiana University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: School administration
Keywords: Education leadership, Education leadership preparation, Indiana, Leadership preparation, Local schools, School leaders, School leadership
Publication Number: 3337270
ISBN: 9780549920038
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